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Downy mildew resistant impatiens

The present disclosure provides seed and plants of downy mildew resistant impatiens plants. The present disclosure thus relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of downy mildew resistant impatiens plants, and to methods for producing a downy mildew resistant plant of the present disclosure by crossing such plants with themselves or with another impatiens plant, such as a plant of another genotype, variety, or cultivar. ... Ball Horticultural Company

Pentas flowers with a star pigment pattern

A new and distinct cultivar of verbena plant named ‘balendluim’, characterized by its medium violet-colored flowers, dark green-colored foliage, and vigorous, mounded-spreading growth habit, is disclosed.. . A spheromak is a plasma of ions and electrons formed into a toroidal shape. A spheromak plasma can include electrons and ions of nearly equal amounts such that it is essentially charge neutral. This invention is a new and distinct sweet cherry tree variety denominated ‘ifg cher-three’. The new sweet cherry tree is characterized by producing medium sized dark red fruits having reniform shape. This invention is a new and distinct sweet cherry tree variety denominated ‘ifg cher-four’. The new sweet cherry is characterized by producing medium size blushed fruits having flat-round shape. The present invention provides a new and distinct strawberry plant designated as ‘magellan’ (a.k.a. ‘108789’).. Steel material for composite pressure vessel liners that, when used as raw material for manufacturing a composite pressure vessel liner, yields a liner having sufficient strength and a high fatigue limit and enables the manufacture of an inexpensive composite pressure vessel is provided. Steel material for composite pressure vessel liners comprises: a chemical composition containing, in mass %, c: 0.10% to 0.60%, si: 0.01% to 2.0%, mn: 0.1% to 5.0%, p: 0.0005% to 0.060%, s: 0.0001% to 0.010%, n: 0.0001% to 0.010%, and al: 0.01% to 0.06%, with a balance being fe and incidental impurities; and a metallic microstructure in which a mean grain size of prior austenite grains is 20 μm or less, and a total area ratio of martensite and lower bainite is 90% or more.. A new and distinct cultivar of salvia plant named ‘balsalmispim’, characterized by its light violet-colored flowers, dark green-colored foliage, and vigorous, upright-compact growth habit, is disclosed.. . A new and distinct cultivar of salvia plant named ‘balsalmysty’, characterized by its dark violet-colored flowers, dark green-colored foliage, and moderately vigorous, upright-compact growth habit, is disclosed.. . A release mechanism generates a force on a cable to operate an adjustment mechanism or the like in a seat or other device. The release mechanism includes a rotor, a housing, a spring, and a cover that attaches to the housing. A new and distinct cultivar of osteospermum plant named ‘dueostmaorflar’, characterized by its uniform and mounding plant habit; medium in size; moderately vigorous growth habit; freely and uniformly branching habit; freely and early flowering habit; large single-type inflorescences with greyed orange and yellow orange bi-colored ray florets; and good garden performance.. . Systems and methods of notification and alert activation and delivery via transmission to users wearing technology designed for single and/or multiple media types are contemplated in which (a) a communication pathway is established, for instance either a wireless receiver and/or transceiver and/or a physical (e.g., wired) connection, that (b) allows an activation method type to provide an alert/notification to one-to-many persons (i.e., users) and/or, one-to-many devices in an addressable manner. The overall method consists of devices (including for example, wearable media with external and/or integrated delivery technology) that are actively listening on a communication pathway. A motion capture camera or motion capture system having a plurality of such cameras located around a motion capture volume where the camera includes an illuminated color-coded status ring that, under computer and/or manual control, visually communicates at a glance a status of the camera and/or system to an operator within the motion capture volume.. . Methods and apparatus are disclosed for performing spinal reconstructive surgery, including measuring spinal length in the y-axis at the middle column, measuring intervertebral spacing in the y-axis at the middle column, measuring intervertebral tension applied to the posterior longitudinal ligament, establishing the height of intervertebral spacers along the y-axis at the middle column based on one or more of such measurements, measuring intervertebral rotation around the y-axis, and measuring flexion-extension or anterior-posterior rotation around the x-axis.. . The invention relates to a method for producing a dispersant, comprising the steps of a) providing at least one water-soluble polymer comprising polyether groups, b) providing an inorganic component comprising at least one phyllosilicate which has an integral sheet charge of 0, 1 or 2, c) producing an aqueous suspension comprising the at least one water-soluble polymer comprising polyether groups and the inorganic component comprising the at least one phyllosilicate, and d) spray-drying the aqueous suspension to give a solid. Additionally disclosed is the use of the dispersant of the invention in an inorganic binder composition.. The invention provides a particle composed of a shell and a hollow, wherein the shell contains a medicament and a polymer, and a volume ratio of the hollow relative to the whole particle is 1%-50%. The invention also provides a process for preparation of the hollow particle, which includes a step of granulating a powder mixture containing a medicament and a polymer, while spraying a solvent capable of dissolving the polymer.. ‘cr195-115’ is a new and distinct cultivar of interspecific-hybrid evergreen holly distinguished by its small spineless leaves and narrowly conical single-trunk tree form, which is highly dissimilar to other forms of ilex. Its parentage includes four species (ilex crenata, i. A new hop plant named ‘j-007’ is disclosed. ‘j-007’ is characterized principally as to having a unique aroma, resistance to powdery mildew, compact laterals with a prolific cone set, and above average yield as compared with other aroma varieties.. Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may include a body portion with a toe portion, a heel portion, a top portion, a sole portion, a back portion, and a front portion. Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may include a body portion with a toe portion, a heel portion, a top portion, a sole portion, a back portion, and a front face portion. Systems, apparatus, and methods are disclosed for selecting, distributing, and/or consuming content, including but not limited to recorded speech, written productions, images, recorded music, and video recordings. A multiplayer game based on content curation includes information associated with a graphically simulated multiplayer gaming environment including a plurality of different locations, a plurality of different compositions, a plurality of user profiles, and a plurality of playlists, each electronically linked to a user profile and specifying at least one composition of a plurality of different compositions, a map representing at least a subset of the plurality of different locations and at least one user icon occupying a location of at least the subset of the plurality of different locations based on associated user location information.. A new and distinct variety of floribunda rose plant herein referred to by its cultivar name, ‘meimacota’, is provided which forms an abundance of attractive, cup-shaped, red colored blossoms on a nearly continuous basis. The vegetation is vigorous and the growth habit is bushy. A dry etching method includes performing at least two etching steps, and further includes injecting protective gas into an etch chamber for processing between any two successive etching steps, wherein the protective gas generates plasma to neutralize electrons accumulated on a side wall of an etching trench. According to the present disclosure, hydrogen plasma is added in an etching process to remove the electrons accumulated on the side wall of the etching trench so as to reduce the microetching effect in multiple etching. A new clematis plant with a compact growth habit, profuse, red flowers, and continuous summer flowering. The variety successfully propagates from softwood cuttings and is suitable for cultivation in commercial nursery culture. The present invention relates to a new and distinct cultivar of citrus tree named ‘rbb7-34’. This triploid cultivar arose from a cross of the seed parent ‘lb8-9’ with pollen from a tetraploid selection of ‘hamlin’ sweet orange that arose from colchicine treated embryogenic callus. A new and distinct cultivar of cestrum plant named ‘gold night’, characterized by its medium yellow-colored flowers, dark green-colored foliage, and moderately vigorous, upright and outwardly spreading growth habit, is disclosed.. . A new and distinct calibrachoa plant named ‘jgcal09404’, characterized by its upright to outwardly spreading and mounding to eventually trailing plant habit; moderately vigorous to vigorous growth habit; freely branching habit; dense and bushy appearance; freely flowering habit; large dark violet and close to black-colored petals with yellow-colored centers; and good garden performance.. . A new and distinct cultivar of calibrachoa plant named ‘balconglav’, characterized by its medium purple-violet colored flowers, medium green-colored foliage, low growth vigor, and compact-mounded growth habit, is disclosed.. . Provided herein are in vivo gelling ophthalmic pre-formulations forming a biocompatible retinal patch comprising at least one nucleophilic compound or monomer unit, at least one electrophilic compound or monomer unit, and optionally a therapeutic agent and/or viscosity enhancer. In some embodiments, the retinal patch at least partially adheres to the site of a retinal tear. . . The disclosure provides pentas flowers comprising petals exhibiting an anthocyanin pigment star pattern, wherein said anthocyanin pigment star pattern is defined as comprising a substantial lack of anthocyanin pigment in the petal center and a presence of anthocyanin pigment in the petal margins. The disclosure also provides pentas plants comprising a decreased level of dihydroflavonol reductase (dfr) transcripts resulting in an anthocyanin pigment star pattern and methods for producing a plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another plant, such as a plant of another genotype. ... Ball Horticultural Company

Informational tags for containers and methods of assembly

A new and unique x mangave plant named ‘moonglow’ characterized by narrow, slightly arching succulent foliage of glaucous, silvery blue-green developing very large, dark, greyed-purple spots. The waxy, light green and yellow flowers on tall, stiff, lightly branched scapes are loaded with nectar [and] are highly attractive to hummingbirds.. A new and distinct weigela cultivar named ‘vukoz053929’ is disclosed, characterized by rich flowering and reblooming of white flowers with a yellow patch in the middle. The new variety is a weigela, normally produced as an outdoor garden plant.. A new and distinct weigela cultivar named ‘vukoz041323’ is disclosed, characterized by rich flowering and re-blooming of white flowers with a yellow patch in the middle. It is also characterized as having light yellow flower buds. A method include placing a first processor in a sleep operating mode and running a second processor that is operative to wake the first processor from the sleep operating mode in response to a speech command phrase. The method includes identifying, by the second processor, a speech command phrase segment and performing a control operation in response to detecting the segment in detected speech. The presently disclosed subject matter is directed to methods of aiding diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring and evaluation of a disease or other medical condition in a subject by detecting a biomarker in microvesicles isolated from a biological sample from the subject.. . The present invention relates to a device in the form of a suction nozzle (10) for an urban or industrial aspirator (1), preferably self-propelled, comprising a rigid hose or tube (1000), said rigid hose or tube comprising gripping means (100, 200, 300, 400) that comprise a first gripping element (110, 210, 310, 410) in the form of a handle, a support element (120, 220, 320, 420) serving as a lever, and a second gripping element (130, 230, 330, 430) and optionally a base (101, 201, 301, 401).. . A multi-nozzle combined atomizing dust suppression experimental equipment under the effect of airflow disturbance includes a simulated roadway device, water spray based dust suppression device and nozzle position adjustor. The simulated roadway device includes an inlet portion, front divergent portion, simulated roadway body, rear convergent portion and outlet portion. The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. An improved device for enabling a user to quickly and securely attach and detach an accessory (e.g., a scope, light, bayonet, etc.) to the picatinny or tactical rail of a firearm. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the device comprises a lower portion, an upper portion and a locking mechanism. A computerized method of managing a computer remote session operation, comprising providing a server for hosting application execution; configuring a number of predefined user accounts with low security permissions on said server, where said user accounts are not tied to any specific real user; whenever a remote user requests to start a remote session, finding an available user account not currently in use on said computer, allocating it for the remote session and marking it as unavailable for subsequent session requests; generating a one-time password for said user account; communicating the assigned user account identifier and temporary password to client component on the user's side, either directly or through an intermediate broker, causing the client component to connect to the server using said user account identifier and temporary password; and, upon termination of the remote session, deleting the assigned user account's data and marking it as available again.. . ‘jeremy’ is a new and distinctive variety of salvia which is characterized by a broad, spreading growth habit, an obovate plant form, dark green foliage with greyed-purple venation and petioles, an abundance of pink and white bicolored labiate flowers borne on terminal verticillaster inflorescences, and a floriferous flowering habit. The new variety propagates successfully by stem cuttings and has shown to be uniform and stable in the resulting generations from asexual propagation.. A new and distinct cultivar of salvia plant named ‘balmirvio’, characterized by its deep purple-colored flowers, medium green-colored foliage, and moderately vigorous, upright-mounded growth habit, is disclosed.. . A new and distinct rhododendron cultivar named ‘wha01’ is disclosed, characterized by distinctive full double pink flowers. Plants are upright and vigorous. A new and distinct dodonaea viscosa named emerald ice is characterized by a broad, dense growth form, bright green oblanceolate leaves, no pollen production and freeze hardiness estimated to around 10° f.. . There lies a challenge to develop a technique of effectively establishing a direct communication link between client devices in a communication network. In some implementations, an associated sta is a client device which is associated with a particular access point (ap). A power system monitoring and control system having a thread-dependent calculation monitoring function is provided. The power system monitoring and control system includes: a display unit displaying screen information; a calculation handling unit executing thread-dependent calculation based on a calculation expression defined in a calculation file, and performing calculation handling for generating calculation result information and thread-dependent calculation execution monitoring information to provide generated information as screen information on the display unit; and a data storage unit storing file information for power system monitoring and control, information on the calculation file, the calculation result information, and the thread-dependent calculation execution monitoring information.. The invention relates to a pneumatic vehicle tire of a radial construction having a gas-tight inner layer, wherein on the side of the gas-tight inner layer that in the vulcanized and mounted pneumatic vehicle tire is directed towards the wheel rim there is at least one patch containing one or more liquid rubbers and one or more solid rubbers.. . A new and distinct variety of phalaenopsis plant named ‘phalufrel’, particularly characterized by having purple flowers with unique eye-catching light purple edge, 1 to 2 peduncles, leaves that are obovate, and is propagated by meristem tissue culture, is disclosed.. . A new and distinct variety of phalaenopsis plant named ‘phalfowic’, particularly characterized by having very white, large flowers, 1 to 3 peduncles that are long and sturdy, leaves that are oblong, and is propagated by meristem tissue culture, is disclosed.. . An oil spill recovery vessel (10) is provided that comprises a catamaran bow section (12) with twin hulls between which an oil skimmer unit (11) is arranged for displacement between a lowered, operating, position in oil-polluted water and a raised, non-operational, position clear of the water. Aft of the catamaran bow section (12) is a trimaran main section (13) made up of a central hull interposed between two outer hulls formed by aft continuations of the twin hulls of the catamaran bow section (12); the three hulls of the trimaran main section have conjoined upper portions. The application relates to needle protection assembly (1)) comprising:—a support (2) of the needle (3),—a needle shield (8) having a longitudinal axis a,—urging means (13) for displacing said needle shield (8) from a “in, use” position to a “after use” position,—a locking element (10) intended to prevent said needle shield (8) from moving back from its “after use” position to its “in use” position, characterized in that said locking element (10) has a longitudinal axis b and is radially movable with respect to said needle shield (8) between a “free” position, in which the longitudinal axis a of the needle shield (8) and the longitudinal axis b of the locking element (10) are merged and in which said needle shield (8) is movable from its “in use” position to’ its “after use” position, and a “locking position”, in which the longitudinal axis b is radially spaced apart from the longitudinal axis a and in which movement of the needle shield (8) from its “after use” position to its “in use” position is prevented.. . A system, apparatus, and method for electronically transferring funds using a multi-functional peripheral device. The multi-functional peripheral device may include a housing, a bezel coupled to an exterior of the housing, and at least one sensor device coupled to the bezel. According to various embodiments, there is provided a micro-electromechanical resonator, including a substrate with a cavity therein; and a resonating structure suspended over the cavity, the resonating structure having a first end anchored to the substrate, wherein the resonating structure is configured to flex in a flexural mode along a width direction of the resonating structure, wherein the width direction is defined at least substantially perpendicular to a length direction of the resonating structure, wherein the length direction is defined from the first end to a second end of the resonating structure, wherein the second end opposes the first end.. . Methods and systems for providing apis and api extensions to third party applications for optimizing and minimizing application traffic are provided. According to one aspect, a method for optimizing and minimizing application traffic in a wireless network includes defining an application programming interface (api) for controlling application traffic between an application client residing on a mobile device that operates within a wireless network and an application server not residing on the mobile device and using the api to optimize application traffic in the wireless network.. In certain variations, systems and/or methods for electromagnetic induction therapy are provided. One or more ergonomic or body contoured applicators may be included. Methods and apparatus for enhanced overlay state maintenance in a peer-to-peer overlay network. A first method includes inferring that a first node is leaving the overlay network, and transmitting a decrement message to decrement a size counter value. The orthogonal space random walk (osrw) algorithm is generalized to be the orthogonal space tempering (ost) method via the introduction of the orthogonal space sampling temperature. A double-integration recursion method enables practically efficient and robust ost free energy calculations, augmented by a θ-dynamics approach. A method implemented on a controller for establishing a dedicated communication with a user interface device is disclosed. The method involves generating a communication identifier, the communication identifier being at least locally unique and having a low probability of being duplicated within a locale associated with the controller. This invention relates to a method and apparatus for recycling plastics, electronics, munitions or propellants. In particular, the method comprises reacting a feed stock with a molten aluminum or aluminum alloy bath. The present application relates to a method and system for labeling one or more products such as packages transported along a conveyer, and more specifically to applying a label on a respective package by way of a vertically adjustable assembly positioned above the conveyor. The adjustable assembly includes at least a label printer and an applicator for printing and applying the label on a surface of the package on the conveyor.. A multi-channel input signal having at least three original channels is represented by a parameter representation of the multi-channel signal. A first balance parameter, a first coherence parameter, or a first inter-channel time difference between a first channel pair and a second balance parameter, or a second coherence parameter, or a second inter-channel time difference parameter between a second channel pair are calculated. A method of optimizing one or more attributes of a product according to a product context. A product context and one or more attributes of the product are presented to a user via a software graphical user interface (gui). An in-memory application has a state is associated with data (ca0, cb0, cc0) stored in a memory and accessed by the application. A first restore point of the application is determined to represent a first time point (t0) in the execution time associated with a first state at which the application accesses the data being stored in memory locations (ca0) using first addresses (s1) and first pointers (a0) which are stored in a first data structure. Systems and processes may provide for commerce at a fuel dispenser. In one general aspect, a system and process at a fuel dispenser may have the ability to present a user interface including data regarding at least one merchant remote from the fuel dispenser's fueling facility and to determine if ordering data corresponding to the remote merchant has been received. ‘korfloci109’ is a new and distinct variety of rosa hybrida which is characterized by the combination of a compact and upright growth habit, moderate plant vigor, very good resistance to common rose diseases, and panicles of one to five very-double orange flowers with a light fragrance. The new variety propagates successfully by stem cuttings and grafting and has shown to be uniform and stable in the resulting generations from asexual propagation.. A flexible or elastic brachytherapy strand that includes an imaging marker and/or a therapeutic, diagnostic or prophylactic agent such as a drug in a biocompatible carrier that can be delivered to a subject upon implantation into the subject through the bore of a brachytherapy implantation needle has been developed. Strands can be formed as chains or continuous arrays of seeds up to 50 centimeters or more, with or without spacer material, flaccid, rigid, or flexible.. An electrostatic pen has a switch, control circuitry to control the switch and a pen point electrode. The switch has first, second and third terminals and a first diode having an anode coupled to the first terminal and a cathode coupled to the third terminal. A new and distinct echeveria pulidonis cultivar named ‘amiech1602’ which is characterized by a flattened globular plant shape with thick succulent foliage tightly arranged in a compact rosette, broad obovate to broad oblanceolate foliage with an obtusely cuspidate apex, foliage which is upwardly curled, foliage which is moderately pruinose with a blue-grey general coloration and pink margins, as well as the stability of these characteristics from generation to generation.. . A new and distinct dendrobium cultivar named ‘suden1603’ which is characterized by the combination of a small to medium plant size, medium-sized flowers, purple flowers with sepals that are tipped white, as well as the stability of these characteristics from generation to generation.. . Enhanced communication between mobile device users is enabled by composing and transmitting priority-indicated communication requests to remote devices. Priority level is selectively indicated by data input on a touch-screen display through selection, manipulation and setting of adjustments using various colors, sizes and proportions of in-fill of graphic icons. A new and distinct cultivar of dahlia plant named ‘baldenink’, characterized by its semi-double type, pink-colored inflorescences having yellow tones in the center, dark green-colored foliage, and moderately' vigorous, compact-upright growth habit, is disclosed.. . The present invention provides compositions and methods of use pertaining to raav-mediated delivery of therapeutically effective molecules for treatment of diseases such as pompe disease. These compositions in combination with various routes and methods of administration result in targeted expression of therapeutic molecules in specific organs, tissues and cells.. A new and distinct cultivar of begonia plant named ‘krbelat02’ characterized by its upright to broadly spreading and uniformly mounded plant habit; moderately vigorous growth habit; freely branching habit; showy leaves that are green and greyed green in color with centers that are flushed with red purple; and excellent postproduction longevity.. . A catheter having an elongated shaft and a balloon on a distal shaft section, the elongated shaft comprising an outer tubular member, and an inner tubular member which has a bonded portion along which an outer surface of the inner tubular member is bonded to an inner surface of the outer tubular member. The inner tubular member has a proximal portion proximal to the bonded portion, and a distal portion distal to the bonded portion with higher axial compression stiffness and column strength than the proximal portion thereof. An apparatus (100 and/or 200) and corresponding method (500) for air sterilization and disinfection can include an electronics and control module (110 and/or 210), a means for drawing air from the surrounding environment into the apparatus (120 and/or 220), an air management chamber (130 and/or 230), and a housing (170 and/or 270). The means for drawing air from the surrounding environment into the apparatus (120 and/or 220) mobilizes latent pathogens in the environment and draws them into the apparatus (100 and/or 200) for sterilization and disinfection. A new and distinct cultivar of aechmea plant named ‘del cielo’, characterized by its upright and outwardly arching growth habit; creamy white, light green and green variegated leaves with green-colored margins and creamy white and yellow green-colored longitudinal stripes; inflorescences held upright and above the foliar plane on strong red-colored scapes; tightly branched inflorescences with dark violet blue-colored petals and lighter violet blue-colored sepals; and long-lasting inflorescences.. . Disclosed herein is an informational tag for a container such as a garden or plant pot. The informational tag may include a body having an upper end, a lower end, and a display area for receiving printed information. ... Ball Horticultural Company

Male sterility in catharanthus

The invention provides catharanthus plants comprising a male sterility allele and methods for producing a plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by crossing catharanthus plants comprising a male sterility allele. ... Ball Horticultural Company








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