Patents by Inventor Thomas Green Ranney

Thomas Green Ranney 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: PP33203
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Viburnum plant named ‘NCVX3’ is disclosed, characterized by a unique compact, prostrate habit and glossy, dark evergreen leaves. The new variety is a Viburnum, normally produced as an outdoor garden or container plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren Touchell, Irene Palmer, Andra Nus, Nathan P. Lynch
  • Patent number: PP33205
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Rhododendron plant named ‘NCRX4’ having large, semi-double lavender flowers, a profuse spring flower display, fall reblooming, and a dense, compact habit. Plants exhibit mid-sized habit and propagate readily from stem cuttings. The new cultivar is a Rhododendron, suitable for ornamental garden purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren H. Touchell, Irene Palmer, Andra Windorf Nus, Nathan P. Lynch
  • Patent number: PP33229
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Viburnum plant named ‘NCVX4’ is disclosed, characterized by a compact habit and fragrant pink flowers. The new variety is a Viburnum, normally produced as an outdoor garden or container plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren Touchell, Irene Palmer, Andra Nus, Nathan P. Lynch
  • Patent number: PP33272
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Berberis plant named ‘NCBT2’ is disclosed, characterized by a semi-compact rounded habit, reddish orange to moderate red spring foliage, deep red to vivid red exterior summer foliage and yellow green interior foliage. The new variety is a Berberis, normally produced as an outdoor garden or container plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren Touchell, Irene Palmer, Andra Nus, Nathan P. Lynch
  • Patent number: PP33479
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Viburnum plant named ‘NCVX2’ is disclosed, characterized by a compact, globose habit, and glossy, dark evergreen leaves. ‘NCVX2’ produces abundant white flowers in the Spring followed by showy blue fruit. The new variety is a Viburnum, normally produced as an outdoor garden or container plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren Touchell, Irene Palmer, Andra Nus, Nathan P. Lynch
  • Patent number: PP33899
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Viburnum plant named ‘NCVP1’ with a compact habit, and white flowers in spring that rebloom in summer. ‘NCVP1’ is a new cultivar of doublefile Viburnum, suitable for ornamental garden purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren Touchell, Irene Palmer, Andra Nus, Nathan P. Lynch
  • Patent number: PP33900
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Rhododendron plant named ‘NCRX5’ having a profusion of large, double white flowers with a yellow-green blotch, cold-hardiness in USDA Zone 6b, consistent reblooming in Fall, dense habit, and a tetraploid cytotype. The new cultivar is a Rhododendron, suitable for ornamental garden purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren Touchell, Irene Palmer, Andra Nus, Nathan P. Lynch
  • Patent number: PP33922
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Rhododendron plant named ‘NCRX8’ having prolific, bright cherry-red single flowers, cold hardy to USDA Zone 6b, consistent Fall reblooming, and a dense, compact habit. The new cultivar is a Rhododendron, suitable for ornamental garden purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren Touchell, Irene Palmer, Andra Nus, Nathan P. Lynch
  • Patent number: PP33923
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Rhododendron plant named ‘NCRX7’ having prolific, large, semi-double, deep pink flowers, a compact (mid-sized) habit, cold hardiness to USDA Zone 6b, and consistent Fall reblooming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren Touchell, Irene Palmer, Andra Nus, Nathan P. Lynch
  • Patent number: PP33945
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Rhododendron plant named ‘NCRX6’ having a profusion of bright red/orange single flowers, cold-hardiness to USDA 6b, consistent Fall reblooming, a dense habit, and tetraploid cytotype. Plants exhibit mid-sized habit and propagate readily from stem cuttings. The new cultivar is a Rhododendron, suitable for ornamental garden purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren Touchell, Irene Palmer, Andra Nus, Nathan P. Lynch
  • Patent number: PP34139
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Fothergilla plant named ‘NCFI1’ with a compact plant habit, large, showy, fragrant white flowers and brilliant fall foliage colors. The new variety of Fothergilla is suitable for ornamental horticultural purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren Touchell, Irene Palmer, Andra Nus, Nathan P. Lynch
  • Patent number: PP34245
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Lilgustrum plant named ‘NCLO1’ with a compact habit and uniquely variegated, semi-evergreen foliage. ‘NCL01’ is a new cultivar of privet, suitable for landscape purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren Touchell, Irene Palmer, Andra Nus, Nathan P. Lynch
  • Patent number: PP35049
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Rhododendron plant named ‘NCRX10’ is disclosed, characterized by a compact habit, and large semi-double, coral pink flowers in spring that rebloom in early fall. The new cultivar is a Rhododendron, suitable for ornamental garden purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren H. Touchell, Andra Windorf Nus, Irene Palmer, Nathan Lynch
  • Patent number: PP35050
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Berberis thunberghii plant named ‘NCBT3’ is disclosed, characterized by a strongly upright habit and colorful orange-red foliage with gold margins. The new variety is a Berberis, typically produced as an ornamental plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren H. Touchell, Andra Windorf Nus, Irene Palmer, Nathan Lynch
  • Patent number: PP35072
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Rhododendron plant named ‘NCRX9’ is disclosed, characterized by a compact habit, and pink flowers in spring that rebloom in early fall. The new cultivar is a Rhododendron, suitable for ornamental garden purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren H. Touchell, Andra Windorf Nus, Irene Palmer, Nathan Lynch
  • Patent number: PP35082
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Rhododendron plant named ‘NCRX11’ is disclosed, characterized by a prostrate, dwarf habit, and pink double flowers in spring that rebloom in early fall. The new cultivar is a Rhododendron, suitable for ornamental garden purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren H. Touchell, Andra Windorf Nus, Irene Palmer, Nathan Lynch
  • Patent number: PP35316
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hydrangea paniculata plant named ‘NCHP1’ is disclosed, characterized by a compact, rounded habit with thick stems. Extremely abundant, white sterile flowers in large, broadly pyramidal panicles that open white and fade to green. The new variety is a Hydrangea, typically produced as an outdoor ornamental plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren H. Touchell, Andra Windorf Nus, Irene Palmer, Nathan Lynch
  • Patent number: PP35880
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of x Chitalpa plant named ‘NCXC1’ is disclosed, characterized by large inflorescences with vibrant purple flowers, and small tree habits. The new variety is an x Chitalpa, typically produced as an outdoor ornamental plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Richard Olsen, Andra Windorf Nus, Irene Palmer, Nathan P. Lynch
  • Patent number: PP35881
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Ligustrum plant named ‘NCLJ1’ is disclosed, characterized rounded upright habit, white flowers, glossy evergreen foliage, and no apparent female fertility. The new variety is a Ligustrum, typically produced as an outdoor ornamental plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Andra Windorf Nus, Irene Palmer, Nathan P. Lynch
  • Patent number: PP35913
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of x Pyracomeles plant named ‘NCXP2’ is disclosed, characterized by abundant white flowers with showy red fruit. Plants have compact, rounded habits, and glossy green foliage. The new variety is an x Pyracomeles, typically produced as an outdoor ornamental plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Andra Windorf Nus, Irene Palmer, Nathan P. Lynch