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).

  • Publication number: 20200060054
    Abstract: A new and distinct Pyracomeles cultivar named ‘NCXP1’ is disclosed, characterized by thornless shoots and a compact, dense, spreading plant habit. Plants are non-flowering after 8 years of observation. The new cultivar is a Pyracomeles, suitable for ornamental garden purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: North Carolina State University
    Inventor: Thomas Green Ranney
  • Publication number: 20190281743
    Abstract: ‘NCSX2’ is a new cultivar of hybrid Spiraea that is a triploid, with red-purple new foliage color, red-purple flowers, and continuous blooming throughout the growing season from May to October. The new variety is a Spiraea normally produced as an outdoor garden or container plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: North Carolina State University
    Inventor: Thomas Green Ranney
  • Publication number: 20190021195
    Abstract: A new and distinct flowering quince shrub cultivar named ‘NCCS4’ is disclosed, characterized by double-flowers with peach-colored (reddish orange) petals, and thornless stems. Plants are medium-sized, spreading, multi-stemmed and fruitless. The new variety is a Chaenomeles, typically produced as an outdoor ornamental plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: North Carolina State University
    Inventor: Thomas Green Ranney
  • Patent number: PP30216
    Abstract: ‘NCCO1’ is a new cultivar of smokebush is disclosed, characterized by a compact habit, dark purple foliage, and large, purple inflorescences. The new variety is a Cotinus coggygria, typically produced as an outdoor ornamental plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventor: Thomas Green Ranney
  • Patent number: PP30231
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of flowering quince shrub plant named ‘NCCS4’ is disclosed, characterized by double-flowers with peach-colored (reddish orange) petals, and thornless stems. Plants are medium-sized, spreading, multi-stemmed and fruitless. The new variety is a Chaenomeles, typically produced as an outdoor ornamental plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventor: Thomas Green Ranney
  • Patent number: PP30296
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hydrangea cultivar named ‘NCHA5’ is disclosed, characterized by large, mop-head inflorescences with white sepals. Plant habit is dwarf and rounded with strong stems. Plants are triploid. The new variety is a Hydrangea normally produced as an outdoor garden or container plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventor: Thomas Green Ranney
  • Patent number: PP30330
    Abstract: A new and distinct Berberis cultivar named ‘NCBT1’ is disclosed, characterized by purple foliage and a distinctively compact and round plant habit. Plants have very low female fertility. The new variety is a Berberis, normally produced as an outdoor garden plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventor: Thomas Green Ranney
  • Patent number: PP30358
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hydrangea cultivar named ‘NCHA7’ is disclosed, characterized by large, mop-head inflorescences with reddish-purple sepals. Plants are compact and upright with strong stems. Plants are triploid. The new variety is a Hydrangea normally produced as an outdoor garden or container plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventor: Thomas Green Ranney
  • Patent number: PP30431
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hydrangea cultivar named ‘NCHA8’ is disclosed, characterized by large, mop-head inflorescences with florets that open green and progress to white. Plants have a compact, rounded and upright habit with strong stems. Plants are triploid. The new variety is a Hydrangea normally produced as an outdoor garden or container plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventor: Thomas Green Ranney
  • Patent number: PP30953
    Abstract: ‘NCSX2’ is a new cultivar of hybrid Spiraea that is a triploid, with red-purple new foliage color, red-purple flowers, and continuous blooming throughout the growing season from May to October. The new variety is a Spiraea normally produced as an outdoor garden or container plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventor: Thomas Green Ranney
  • Patent number: PP31150
    Abstract: A new and distinct Rhododendron cultivar named ‘NCRX1’ is disclosed, characterized by red-toned flower buds that mature into pink flower with wavy petal margins. Plants have a compact habit, are floriferous and consistent in flower production even at a young age, propagate readily from stem cuttings, and demonstrate good growth and survival when grown in full sun in unamended clay loam soils. The new cultivar is a Rhododendron, suitable for ornamental garden purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: North Carolina State Universtiy
    Inventor: Thomas Green Ranney
  • Patent number: PP31409
    Abstract: A new and distinct Pyracomeles cultivar named ‘NCXP1’ is disclosed, characterized by thornless shoots and a compact, dense, spreading plant habit. Plants are non-flowering after 8 years of observation. The new cultivar is a Pyracomeles, suitable for ornamental garden purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventor: Thomas Green Ranney
  • Patent number: PP31898
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Rhododendron plant named ‘NCRX2’ is disclosed, characterized by profuse pink/lavender flowers. Plants have a compact habit, and dark purple winter foliage. The new cultivar is a Rhododendron, suitable for ornamental garden purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventor: Thomas Green Ranney
  • Patent number: PP32819
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Rhododendron plant named ‘NCRX3’ is disclosed, characterized by compact plants producing abundant double pink flowers. Plants rebloom and exhibit cold-hardiness to at least USDA Zone 6B. The new cultivar is a Rhododendron, suitable for ornamental garden purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventor: Thomas Green Ranney
  • Patent number: PP33142
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hydrangea plant named ‘NCHA6’ is disclosed, characterized by a compact habit and large, mop-head inflorescences with dark red-purple sepals. ‘NCHA6’ is a triploid cultivar with extended reblooming that often continues into the fall. The new variety is a Hydrangea, normally produced as an outdoor garden or container plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Thomas Green Ranney, Darren H. Touchell, Irene Palmer, Andra Windorf Nus, Nathan P. Lynch
  • 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