Patents by Inventor Oren McBee

Oren McBee 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: 20160081244
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Vitex plant named ‘PIIVAC-II’, characterized by its compact, rounded growth habit, dark green foliage, dark bluish purple flowers, short internodes, and flowers on every terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley, Michael A. Dirr
  • Publication number: 20160081249
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Gardenia jasminoides plant named ‘PIIGA-II’, characterized by fragrant, double white flowers, abundant large flowers in spring with reblooming to fall, lustrous, dark green foliage, compact upright growth habit, cold hardy to USDA Hardiness Zone 7, and resistance to root rot diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda HELVICK, Oren McBEE, Mark GRIFFITH, Jeff BEASLEY, Michael A. DIRR
  • Publication number: 20160081245
    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: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley, Michael A. Dirr
  • Patent number: PP26775
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Vitex plant named ‘PIIVAC-II’, characterized by its compact, rounded growth habit, dark green foliage, dark bluish purple flowers, short internodes, and flowers on every terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley, Michael A. Dirr
  • Patent number: PP27194
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Lagerstroemia plant named ‘PIILAG-VIII’, characterized by its compact, upright, intermediate growth habit, dark burgundy foliage that is planar, numerous large pink inflorescenes, resistance to powdery mildew and Cercospora leaf spot, and increase cold hardiness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley, Michael A. Dirr
  • Patent number: PP27252
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Lantana plant named ‘PIIL-I’, characterized by its low growing, layered and spreading growth habit; leathery, scabrous, lustrous dark green foliage; continuous flowering; and dark yellow flower buds that open to dark yellow and age to orange and eventually to orange-red. There are no other cultivars of Lantana with this combination of characteristics known to the inventor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley, Michael A. Dirr
  • Patent number: PP27258
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Gardenia jasminoides plant named ‘PIIGA-II’, characterized by fragrant, double white flowers, abundant large flowers in spring with reblooming to fall, lustrous, dark green foliage, compact upright growth habit, and cold hardy to USDA Hardiness Zone 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Plant Introductions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhonda Helvick, Oren McBee, Mark Griffith, Jeff Beasley, Michael A. Dirr
  • 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: 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: 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: PP30852
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Vitex plant named ‘Bailtextwo’ that is characterized by its compact and rounded to upright habit, its prolific flowering habit that produces flowers that are vibrant purple-pink in color, its freely branched habit and its excellent vigor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BAILEY NURSERIES, INC.
    Inventors: David Roberts, 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: 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: 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