Patents by Inventor Michael S. Dobres

Michael S. Dobres 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: 20170181356
    Abstract: A new and distinct Salvia plant was formed by controlled breeding followed by selection. Over a long blooming season attractive red blossoms are formed. The growth habit is compact and bushy. The blossoms are borne on sturdy stems. The plant can be readily asexually reproduced by the rooting of cuttings. Hardiness is displayed to at least U.S.D.A. Hardiness Zone No. 7. The plant is well suited for providing attractive colorful ornamentation in parks, gardens, public areas, and residential landscapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: CP DELAWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael S. Dobres, Jessica F. Janes
  • Publication number: 20170181354
    Abstract: A new and distinct Salvia plant was formed by controlled breeding followed by selection. Over a long blooming season attractive purple blossoms are formed. The growth habit is well-branched and bushy. The blossoms are borne on sturdy stems. The plant can be readily asexually reproduced by the rooting of cuttings. The plant is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation in parks, gardens, public areas, and residential landscapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: CP DELAWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael S. DOBRES, Jessica D. JANES
  • Publication number: 20170181355
    Abstract: A new and distinct Salvia plant was formed by controlled breeding followed by selection. Over a long blooming season attractive fuchsia colored blossoms with dark calyxes are formed. The growth habit is well-branched compact and bushy. The blossoms are borne on sturdy stems. Attractive green foliage is formed. The plant can be readily asexually reproduced by the rooting of cuttings. Hardiness to at least U.S.D.A. Hardiness Zone No. 7 is displayed. The plant is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation in parks, gardens, public areas, and residential landscapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: CP DELAWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael S. Dobres, Jessica D. Janes
  • Publication number: 20160165776
    Abstract: The new plant resulted from the open pollination of the ‘Hummingbird’ variety of Clethra alnifolia (non-patented in the United States) followed by detailed study and selection from among the progeny. An attractive dense mounding substantially round growth habit is displayed that commonly is taller than that of the ‘Hummingbird’ variety. Fragrant white flowers commonly are formed during late July through September in longer racemes than the ‘Hummingbird’ variety. The racemes of the new plant commonly often are twisted and curled. The new plant commonly displays good tolerance to heat, draught, insects and disease. The new plant is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation in a wide range of landscape settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventor: Michael S. DOBRES
  • Patent number: PP26602
    Abstract: The new plant resulted as a mutation of an open-pollinated seed of the ‘Tickled Pink’ cultivar (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 16,182) that was induced by exposure to gamma irradiation followed by selection. Attractive dark blue blossoms are formed in abundance with a propensity to rebloom following trimming in the absence of a vernalization requirement for flowering. A dense compact mounding growth habit is displayed. The stems that bear flowers are substantially upright. The plant is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation in the landscape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: CP DELAWARE, INC.
    Inventor: Michael S. Dobres
  • Patent number: PP26618
    Abstract: The new plant resulted as a mutation of a common plant of Perovskia atriplicifolia (unnamed and non-patented). The mutation was induced by exposing tissue cultured shoots to gamma irradiation and was followed by selection. Attractive purple blossoms are formed in abundance. A dense substantially upright compact growth habit is displayed. Sturdy branching is exhibited. The plant is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation in the landscape and has tended to blossom primarily in July through September.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: CP DELAWARE, INC.
    Inventor: Michael S. Dobres
  • Patent number: PP26621
    Abstract: The new plant resulted as a mutation of an open-pollinated seed of the ‘Tickled Pink’ cultivar (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 16,182) that was induced by exposure to gamma irradiation followed by selection. Attractive mauve blossoms are formed in abundance with a propensity to rebloom following trimming in the absence of a vernalization requirement for flowering. A dense compact mounding growth habit is displayed. The stems that bear flowers are substantially upright. The plant is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation in the landscape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: CP DELAWARE, INC.
    Inventor: Michael S. Dobres
  • Patent number: PP26661
    Abstract: The new plant resulted as a mutation of an open-pollinated seed of the ‘Tickled Pink’ cultivar (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 16,182) that was induced by exposure to gamma irradiation followed by selection. Attractive light blue blossoms are formed in abundance with a propensity to rebloom following trimming in the absence of a vernalization requirement for flowering. A dense compact mounding growth habit is displayed. The stems that bear flowers are substantially upright. The plant is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation in the landscape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: CP DELAWARE, INC.
    Inventor: Michael S. Dobres
  • Patent number: PP26701
    Abstract: The new Penstemon plant was created by the crossing of parent plants which had been studied in the hope that they might provide desired characteristics. Attractive bright pink blossoms with a white throat are formed in the absence of a vernalization requirement for flowering. An upright compact mounding growth habit is displayed. The plant is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation in the landscape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: CP DELAWARE, INC.
    Inventor: Michael S. Dobres
  • Patent number: PP27316
    Abstract: The new Penstemon plant was created by the crossing of parent plants which had been studied in the hope that they might provide desired characteristics. Attractive dark-purple blossoms with a white throat are formed in the absence of a vernalization requirement for flowering. An upright compact mounding growth habit is displayed. The plant is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation in the landscape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: CP Delaware Inc.
    Inventor: Michael S. Dobres
  • Patent number: PP27590
    Abstract: The new plant resulted from the open pollination of the ‘Hummingbird’ variety of Clethra alnifolia (non-patented in the United States) followed by detailed study and selection from among the progeny. An attractive dense mounding substantially round growth habit is displayed that commonly is taller than that of the ‘Hummingbird’ variety. Fragrant white flowers commonly are formed during late July through September in longer racemes than the ‘Hummingbird’ variety. The racemes of the new plant commonly often are twisted and curled. The new plant commonly displays good tolerance to heat, draught, insects and disease. The new plant is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation in a wide range of landscape settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: CP DELAWARE, INC.
    Inventor: Michael S. Dobres
  • Patent number: PP27786
    Abstract: The new Penstemon plant was created by the crossing of parent plants which had been studied in the hope that they might provide desired characteristics. Attractive bluish-purple blossoms with a white throat are formed in the absence of a vernalization requirement for flowering. An upright compact mounding growth habit is displayed. The plant is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventors: Michael S. Dobres, Sloane M. Scheiber
  • Patent number: PP27787
    Abstract: The new Penstemon plant was created by the crossing of parent plants which had been studied in the hope that they might provide desired characteristics. Attractive light pink blossoms with a white throat are formed in the absence of a vernalization requirement for flowering. An upright compact mounding growth habit is displayed. The plant is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventors: Michael S. Dobres, Sloane M. Scheiber
  • Patent number: PP27820
    Abstract: The new Penstemon plant was created by the crossing of parent plants which had been studied in the hope that they might provide desired characteristics. Attractive dark pink blossoms with a white throat are formed in the absence of a vernalization requirement for flowering. An upright compact mounding growth habit is displayed. The plant is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Michael S. Dobres, Sloane M. Scheiber
  • Patent number: PP27821
    Abstract: The new Penstemon plant was created by a controlled plant breeding program followed by selection, open pollination, and further selection. The growth habit is upright with strong basal branching and excellent vigor. Attractive large light- lavender flowers with a white throat on sturdy stems are formed. There is no vernalization requirement for flowering. An upright mounding growth habit is displayed. The plant readily roots from stem cuttings and is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Michael S. Dobres, Sloane M. Scheiber
  • Patent number: PP27919
    Abstract: The new Penstemon plant was created by a controlled plant breeding program followed by selection, open pollination, and further selection. The growth habit is upright with strong basal branching and excellent vigor. Attractive large bright pink flowers with a white throat on sturdy stems are formed. There is no vernalization requirement for flowering. An upright mounding growth habit is displayed. The plant readily roots from stem cuttings and is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: Michael S. Dobres, Sloane M. Scheiber
  • Patent number: PP27920
    Abstract: The new Penstemon plant was created by a controlled plant breeding program followed by selection, open pollination, and further selection. The growth habit is compact and upright with strong basal branching and excellent vigor. Attractive purple flowers with a lighter purple throat on sturdy stems are formed. There is no vernalization requirement for flowering. Dark green ornamental foliage is displayed. The plant readily roots from stem cuttings and is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: Michael S. Dobres, Sloane M. Scheiber
  • Patent number: PP28619
    Abstract: A new and distinct Salvia plant was formed by controlled breeding followed by selection. Over a long blooming season attractive fuchsia colored blossoms with dark calyxes are formed. The growth habit is well-branched compact and bushy. The blossoms are borne on sturdy stems. Attractive green foliage is formed. The plant can be readily asexually reproduced by the rooting of cuttings. Hardiness to at least U.S.D.A. Hardiness Zone No. 7 is displayed. The plant is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation in parks, gardens, public areas, and residential landscapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventors: Michael S. Dobres, Jessica D. Janes
  • Patent number: PP28620
    Abstract: A new and distinct Salvia plant was formed by controlled breeding followed by selection. Over a long blooming season attractive red blossoms are formed. The growth habit is compact and bushy. The blossoms are borne on sturdy stems. The plant can be readily asexually reproduced by the rooting of cuttings. Hardiness is displayed to at least U.S.D.A. Hardiness Zone No. 7. The plant is well suited for providing attractive colorful ornamentation in parks, gardens, public areas, and residential landscapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventors: Michael S. Dobres, Jessica D. Janes
  • Patent number: PP28717
    Abstract: A new and distinct Salvia plant was formed by controlled breeding followed by selection. Over a long blooming season attractive purple blossoms are formed. The growth habit is well-branched and bushy. The blossoms are borne on sturdy stems. The plant can be readily asexually reproduced by the rooting of cuttings. The plant is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation in parks, gardens, public areas, and residential landscapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventors: Michael S. Dobres, Jessica D. Janes