Patents by Inventor D. Scott NeSmith

D. Scott NeSmith 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: 20170086344
    Abstract: The new variety ‘T-460’ ripens around mid June in southern Georgia and early July in middle Georgia. The fruit of the new variety ‘T-460’ are large, with good scar and very good color. The new variety ‘T-460’ is moderately vigorous with an estimated chilling requirement of about 500 to 550 hours at or below approximately 7° C. The asexually reproduced variety is reliably propagated vegetatively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: D. Scott NeSmith
  • Publication number: 20170013751
    Abstract: The new variety ‘TH-917’ is provided. The new and distinct variety ripens around mid May in southern Georgia and late May in middle Georgia. The fruit of the new variety ‘TH-917’ are large, firm, have good flavor and scar. The new variety ‘TH-917’ is vigorous with an estimated chilling requirement of about 500 to 550 hours at or below approximately 7° C. The asexually reproduced variety is reliably propagated vegetatively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: D. Scott NeSmith
  • Publication number: 20160174427
    Abstract: The new variety ‘TH-906’ ripens in mid-May in southern Georgia. The fruit of the new variety ‘TH-906’ are medium to large, with good scar, and have good firmness and flavor. The new variety ‘TH-906’ is vigorous with an estimated chilling requirement of about 550 hours at or below approximately 7° C. The asexually reproduced variety is reliably propagated vegetatively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: D. Scott NeSmith
  • Publication number: 20110314578
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Southern highbush blueberry, ‘Southern Splendour’, is provided. ‘Southern Splendour’ is a Vaccinium hybrid, which is characterized by high vigor, short fruit ripening period, and high quality fruit suitable for mechanical harvesting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation
    Inventor: D. Scott NeSmith
  • Publication number: 20100218290
    Abstract: The new variety ‘TH-682’ is provided. The new and distinct variety ripens early compared to rabbiteye varieties generally available to homeowners and produces an abundance of attractive, light blue fruit that are generally large and have good flavor. The plant of the new variety ‘TH-682’ is vigorous, produces an attractive fall foliage color and is estimated to have a chilling requirement of approximately 500 to 550 hours below approximately 45° F. The asexually reproduced variety is reliably propagated vegetatively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Scott NeSmith, Mark Ehlenfeldt
  • Patent number: PP17300
    Abstract: Vaccinium ashei Reade ‘Ochlockonee’ is a Rabbiteye blueberry is distinguished by distinguished by its late bloom period, high and consistent productivity, large berry size, moderate chill requirement, late ripening, small berry scar, and high-quality fruit suitable for mechanical harvesting for the fresh market. The fruit of the plant is primarily used as fresh fruit for shipping, but is also suitable for customer-pick and processing markets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: The University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Scott NeSmith, Arlen D. Draper
  • Patent number: PP18138
    Abstract: The most distinctive feature of the southern highbush blueberry, ‘Rebel’, is its combination of early fruit ripening, high yield, excellent fruit attributes especially size and scar, and its excellent plant vigor under field and high density growth conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: D. Scott NeSmith
  • Patent number: PP18151
    Abstract: The most distinctive feature of the southern highbush blueberry, ‘Camellia’, is its combination of excellent fruit attributes, especially size and color, its relatively late flowering for a mid- to early-season variety and its excellent plant vigor under field and high density growth conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignees: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc., The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: D. Scott NeSmith, Arlen D. Draper
  • Patent number: PP18291
    Abstract: The most distinctive feature of the rabbiteye blueberry, ‘Vernon’, is its combination of late bloom/early ripening, favorable commercial fruit attributes, high and consistent yield, excellent plant vigor, and large berry size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignees: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc., The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: D. Scott NeSmith, Arlen D. Draper
  • Patent number: PP21167
    Abstract: The new variety ‘Suziblue’ is provided. The new and distinct variety ripens around the first week of May in southern Georgia. The fruit of the new variety ‘Suziblue’ are generally large, firm, and have good flavor. The new variety ‘Suziblue’ is vigorous with an estimated chilling requirement of about 400 hours at or below approximately 45° F. The asexually reproduced variety is reliably propagated vegetatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: D. Scott NeSmith
  • Patent number: PP21222
    Abstract: The new variety ‘TH-682’ is provided. The new and distinct variety ripens early compared to rabbiteye varieties generally available to homeowners and produces an abundance of attractive, light blue fruit that are generally large and have good flavor. The plant of the new variety ‘TH-682’ is vigorous, produces an attractive fall foliage color and is estimated to have a chilling requirement of approximately 500 to 550 hours below approximately 45° F. The asexually reproduced variety is reliably propagated vegetatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignees: University of Georgia Research Foundation, The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: D. Scott NeSmith, Mark Ehlenfeldt
  • Patent number: PP22692
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Southern highbush blueberry, ‘Southern Splendour’, is provided. ‘Southern Splendour’ is a Vaccinium hybrid, which is characterized by high vigor, short fruit ripening period, and high quality fruit suitable for mechanical harvesting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: D. Scott NeSmith
  • Patent number: PP23374
    Abstract: The variety ‘T-885’ ripens around the first week of June in southern Georgia. The fruit of the new variety ‘T-885’ are generally small. The fruit of the new ‘T-885’ variety ripens progressively and not all at once creating multiple-colored fruit clusters. The new ‘T-885’ variety is highly vigorous with an estimated chilling requirement of about 500 to 550 hours at or below approximately 7° C. The variety is reliably propagated vegetatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Scott NeSmith, Mark K. Ehlenfeldt
  • Patent number: PP24135
    Abstract: The variety ‘T-959’ ripens around the first week of June in southern Georgia. The fruits of the new ‘T-959’ variety are very large, firm, and have good flavor. The new ‘T-959’ variety is vigorous with an estimated chilling requirement of about 500 to 550 hours at or below approximately 7° C. The new variety is reliably propagated vegetatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: D. Scott NeSmith
  • Patent number: PP24696
    Abstract: The variety ‘TH-819’ achieves 50% ripening in late April in southern Georgia. The new variety flowers relatively early, with the date of 50% flowering before the date of 50% flowering for ‘Rebel’ and ‘Star’. ‘TH-819’ has good flavored berries and a berry size that is good, but typically smaller than the size of berries of ‘Emerald’.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: D. Scott NeSmith
  • Patent number: PP25994
    Abstract: The new variety ‘TH-929’ is provided. The new and distinct variety ripens around the second week of May in southern Georgia. The fruit of the new variety ‘TH-929’ are very large, firm, and have good flavor. The new variety ‘TH-929’ is vigorous with an estimated chilling requirement of about 500 to 550 hours at or below approximately 7° C. The asexually reproduced variety is reliably propagated vegetatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: D. Scott NeSmith
  • Patent number: PP27026
    Abstract: The new variety ‘TH-906’ ripens in mid-May in southern Georgia. The fruit of the new variety ‘TH-906’ are medium to large, with good scar, and have good firmness and flavor. The new variety ‘TH-906’ is vigorous with an estimated chilling requirement of about 550 hours at or below approximately 7° C. The asexually reproduced variety is reliably propagated vegetatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: D. Scott NeSmith
  • Patent number: PP27292
    Abstract: The new variety ‘TH-921’ is provided. The new and distinct variety ripens around early May in southern Georgia and late May in middle Georgia. The fruit of the new variety ‘TH-921’ are firm with good flavor and scar. The new variety ‘TH-921’ is vigorous with an estimated chilling requirement of about 500 to 550 hours at or below approximately 7° C. The asexually reproduced variety is reliably propagated vegetatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: D. Scott NeSmith
  • Patent number: PP27323
    Abstract: The new variety ‘TH-948’ is provided. The new and distinct variety ripens around early May in southern Georgia and mid May in middle Georgia. The fruit of the new variety ‘TH-948’ are large, firm, have good flavor and scar. The new variety ‘TH-948’ is vigorous with an estimated chilling requirement of about 500 to 550 hours at or below approximately 7° C. The asexually reproduced variety is reliably propagated vegetatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: D. Scott NeSmith
  • Patent number: PP27531
    Abstract: The new variety ‘TH-917’ is provided. The new and distinct variety ripens around mid May in southern Georgia and late May in middle Georgia. The fruit of the new variety ‘TH-917’ are large, firm, have good flavor and scar. The new variety ‘TH-917’ is vigorous with an estimated chilling requirement of about 500 to 550 hours at or below approximately 7° C. The asexually reproduced variety is reliably propagated vegetatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: D. Scott NeSmith