Patents by Inventor Michael A. Dirr

Michael A. Dirr 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).

  • Patent number: 11374279
    Abstract: An energy storage system includes a housing in which a plurality of storage cells are arranged. The storage cells are thermally insulated from each other via a device arranged between the storage cells. The device is designed in such a way that the storage cells are spaced apart from each other. The device is made from temperature-resistant material. The device has projections and depressions. The device contains a material which is configured to be subjected to an endothermic chemical conversion when a temperature of 200° C. is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: CARL FREUDENBERG KG
    Inventors: Peter Kritzer, Reiner Dirr, Olaf Nahrwold, Michael Klemt
  • Patent number: PP27303
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Lagerstroemia plant named ‘PIILAG-VII’, characterized by its compact, upright, intermediate growth habit, reddish new growth, and lustrous dark green foliage in summer, red flowers where the petals cover the stamens, superior resistance to powdery mildew and Cercospora leaf spot, and increased cold hardiness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley, Michael A. Dirr
  • Patent number: PP27631
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Distylium plant named ‘PIIDIST-V’, characterized by its compact, layered, and mounding growth habit, reddish new growth, blue-green mature foliage, and cold tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley, Michael A. Dirr
  • Patent number: PP28887
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Illicium plant named, ‘PIIIP-I’, that is characterized by its evergreen, compact, mounding growth habit, its foliage that is yellow-green in color in the summer, its foliage that is yellow in color in the winter, and its flowers that are yellow in color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dirr, Joshua H. Kardos
  • Patent number: PP28958
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Viburnum plicata plant named ‘PIIVIB-II’ that is characterized by its compact and mounding plant habit, its stems with new growth that is red in color, its floriferous blooming habit, even on young plants, its flowers that are white in color and tinted with light green and its foliage that is ovate in shape, with impressed veins, and deep green in color turning red-purple in fall and winter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES INC.
    Inventors: Michael Dirr, Jeff Beasley, Mark Griffith, Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee
  • Patent number: PP29291
    Abstract: A new and distinctive cultivar of Loropetalum named ‘PIILC-IV’ that is characterized by its compact, mounded, spreading growth habit, its foliage that is dark purple in color that changes to green in color summer through winter, its flowers that are red-purple in color, and its good cold hardiness with hardiness at least in U.S.D.A. Zones 7 to 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dirr, Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley
  • Patent number: PP29448
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Gardenia named ‘PIIGA-III’ that is characterized by its flowers that are medium in size, single, white in color and produced from spring to frost in Georgia, its foliage that is lustrous in appearance and dark green in color, its compact and mounding plant habit, and its cold hardiness at least to U.S.D.A. Zone 6b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES, INC.
    Inventor: Michael A. Dirr
  • Patent number: PP29578
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Ilex crenata plant named, ‘PIIIC-I’, that is characterized by its upright, fastigiate plant habit, its dense, freely branching growth habit, its slightly recurved leaves that are glossy in texture and dark green in color, branches that do not splay or spread apart with age and its lack of fruit production (male flowers).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dirr, Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley
  • Patent number: PP29779
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Dystilium hybrid plant named, ‘PIIDIST-VI’, that is characterized by its compact, freely branched, mounded, and evergreen plant habit, its small, ovate-lanceolate shaped leaves that are green with a hint of red-purple in color when young and dark green in color when mature, and its good cold hardiness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dirr, Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley
  • Patent number: PP30283
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Vitex plant named ‘Bailtexone’ that is characterized by its compact, rounded to upright growth habit, its foliage that is olive green in color on the upper surface and light purple in color on the lower surface, its flowers that are violet in color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dirr, Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee
  • Patent number: PP30359
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Hydrangea macrophylla named ‘Bailmacfive’ that is characterized by its mophead inflorescences that bloom on old and new wood and exhibits remontant blooming, its inflorescences that are pink-red in color or purple in color depending on the pH levels of the soil and its compact plant habit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Kardos, Michael A. Dirr, Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee
  • Patent number: PP30360
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Lagerstroemia plant named ‘Baillagone’ that is characterized by its oval shaped, compact, tight plant habit of intermediate stature, its foliage that is dark reddish green in color in summer, its flower buds that are yellow-green and tinged with red at apex, its flowers that are large in size and white in color, and its high resistance to powdery mildew and Cercospora leaf spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES INC.
    Inventors: Joshua H. Kardos, Michael A. Dirr, Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee
  • Patent number: PP31318
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Itea plant named ‘Bailteaone’ that is characterized by its compact and rounded to upright habit, its prolific blooming habit with white star shaped flowers on numerous racemes, its freely branched habit, its excellent vigor, and its vibrant red maroon fall color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dirr, Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee
  • Patent number: PP32035
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Ilex crenata plant named MAD-IC1, that is characterized by its broad columnar-fastigiate habit, its exceptional strong branches that do not splay, its coriaceous lustrous dark green pest-resistant foliage, and its propensity to produce shiny black fruits if a suitable pollinator is in proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Dirr
  • Patent number: PP32054
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hydrangea cultivar named ‘COF-HM1’ is disclosed, characterized by compact plants producing mop-head inflorescences with pink or blue flowers, depending upon the absence or presence of aluminum. Plants are well-suited to commercial applications, having a rapid production cycle. Rebloom potential is increased in plants of the new variety, which rebloom on both new growth and old wood. Plants of the new variety are cold hardy and bloom abundantly. The new variety is a Hydrangea, normally produced as an ornamental plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Dirr
  • Patent number: PP32242
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hydrangea plant named ‘COF-HM2’ is disclosed, characterized by vigorously growing, compact plants with strong, upright peduncles. Inflorescences are dense mophead with uniquely colored sepals beginning maturing green-purple and maturing pink. Sepals are extremely thick and persist in good condition up to 8 weeks. Fall foliage is a deep red. The new variety is a Hydrangea, normally produced as an ornamental plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Dirr, Mark Griffith
  • Patent number: PP32549
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Hydrangea paniculata plant named ‘Bailpanone’ that is characterized by its compact plant size reaching 0.9 to 1.2 m in height and spread, its late blooming habit, its panicles that are creamy white in color and change to light pink in color as they age in northern climates, and its dense panicles with few fertile flowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dirr, Jeff Beasley, Mark Griffith, Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, David Jonathan Roberts, Justin Schulze
  • Patent number: PP32584
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hydrangea plant named ‘COF-HM3’ is disclosed, characterized by vigorously growing, plants exhibiting strong and rapid (8 to 9 weeks) reblooming. Inflorescences are mophead with either medium pink flowers (standard treatment) or violet colored flowers (aluminum sulfate treatment). Plants are cold hardy to USDA Zone 4 and exhibit disease resistance. The new variety is a Hydrangea, normally produced as an ornamental plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Dirr
  • Patent number: PP33071
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Abelia x grandiflora plant named ‘Bailbeliaone’, that is characterized by its compact, mounded, low growing plant habit, its flowers that are white in color with light pink colored sepals, its strong young stems that are red-bronze in color when young, its variegated foliage with green centers and pink margins when young and green centers with white margins when mature, its ease of growth in a container, and its vigorous root system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES INC.
    Inventor: Michael A. Dirr
  • Patent number: PP33703
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Hydrangea macrophylla plant named ‘Bailmacsix’ that is characterized by its compact plant habit; reaching 40 cm to 92 cm in height and width, its cold hardiness in U.S.D.A. Zone 4, its blooming on both old and new wood, and its inflorescences that are deep pink or deep blue/purple depending on growing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dirr, Jeff Beasley, Mark Griffith, Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, David Jonathan Roberts, Justin Schulze