Maple Patents (Class PLT/224)
  • Publication number: 20200375078
    Abstract: A new and distinct Acer palmatum dissectum tree named ‘ARJOS1’ is disclosed, characterized by young foliage colored yellow green with pink-red margins turning to white and green leaves. Trees have an outwardly spreading, arching habit. Fall color is purple-red. The new variety is a dwarf tree, typically used for outdoor garden or container use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Johannes Marinus van Meuwen, Arie Jacobus Keijzer
  • Publication number: 20180027714
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Acer palmatum, ‘JWW7’, that is characterized by its vigorous growth habit, and its young shoots that are purple-brown in color, summer foliage that is medium green in color and second summer shoots that are red in color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: Jan-Willem Wezelenburg Boskoop B.V.
    Inventor: Jan-Willem Wezelenburg, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180027713
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Acer palmatum, ‘JWW8’, that is characterized by its broad vase-shaped plant habit, and its leaves that are an intense red-pink color in spring, changing to light orange-brown and changing to green in summer, and second summer shoots that are red in color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: Jan-Willem Wezelenburg Boskoop B.V.
    Inventor: Jan-Willem Wezelenburg, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170367232
    Abstract: A new and distinct Acer palmatum tree named ‘CHACER01’ is disclosed, characterized by a unique stem arrangement giving the appearance of contortions by having branches with 30° to 45° bends at variable intervals. Plants are reasonably fast growing for a dwarf Acer palmatum with approximately 10 to 15 cm of growth per year with a maximum height of 1.2 meters. Fall color is orange/red autumn and leaf size of similar size and shape as the original common Acer palmatum. The new variety is a dwarf tree, typically used for outdoor garden or container use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventor: Simon Chartres
  • Publication number: 20160302340
    Abstract: A variety of maple tree which combines compact growth, dense branching, a narrow upright growth habit, glossy foliage, and bright fall color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
    Inventor: Keith S. Warren
  • Publication number: 20140352013
    Abstract: A novel variety of the maple tree Acer truncatum was discovered in North Texas. It has a distinct dwarf size and prolific, very small leaves which weigh down its thin, willowy branches, giving it a weeping bushy habit. It exhibits distinctive, pink new growth which persists throughout spring and summer and into fall, whereupon it develops striking, deep yellow and red fall colors. The variety known as ‘Baby Dragon’ also is highly tolerant to direct summer sun and low-light conditions alike, as well as drought conditions, especially for a dwarf variety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: KEITH G. JOHANSSON
  • Publication number: 20140352012
    Abstract: A novel variety of the maple tree Acer truncatum was discovered in North Texas. It has a smaller mature size than typical Shantung maple mature size, and its leaves have an unusually deep cut between lobes, extending about two-thirds (?) of the distance from tip to base, with a distinctively elongate and narrow (almost thread-like) unfurling central lobe that widens as it matures. It exhibits consistent yellow-green leaf color throughout the spring, summer and fall, developing striking red-orange and yellow-pink coloration variations in the fall. Its coloration contrasts sharply to its lighter yellow-green veins which appear almost white and enhanced as the leaf darkens somewhat during summer. The variety known as ‘Super Dragon’ also is extremely tolerant to direct summer sun and drought conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Keith G. Johansson
  • Publication number: 20130185834
    Abstract: A new and distinct Acer rubrum cultivar, named the ‘JSC Kingstwo’ maple is characterized by its variegated pigmentation of its leaves that varies with the age of the leaf; whereas, trees of Acer rubrum have no variegation known to the inventors. The ‘JSC Kingstwo’ maple is also characterized by its drought and cold tolerance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: James David Cavett
  • Publication number: 20120324609
    Abstract: A variety of sugar maple, Acer saccharum, subspecies, Caddo, named ‘WHIT XLV’, is characterized by an upright and oval growth habit at the age of 16 years, but is expected to develop a more rounded crown with age and may reach a height of 30 feet with a 25 foot spread. Leaves emerge medium green and quickly change to very dark glossy green. When adequate spring moisture is present, all leaves on the flush of growth develop full size. However, when spring moisture becomes limiting before all leaves on the twig are produced, the younger leaves will become progressively smaller in size yet the same shape and dark green color. No flowers have been produced on this tree by age 16 years. Fall color develops late in the fall after various species of trees have developed fall color and most of the leaves have fallen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Lacebark, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl E. Whitcomb
  • Publication number: 20110023197
    Abstract: A Japanese Maple named ‘JN4’ having persistent red-purple foliage and an early weeping habit, and also capable of being reliably asexually reproduced from chip budding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Ray Jackson, Cindy Jackson
  • Publication number: 20100077521
    Abstract: A red maple tree named Katie Cole, a medium tree distinguished by the prolonged red coloration of its new leaf growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: Robert S. Lyons
  • Publication number: 20100071101
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Japanese Maple plant named ‘King's Blood’, characterized by its brilliant scarlet foliage and leaf stems (color “Chrysanthemum Crimson 824/0” as shown in The Royal Horticultural Society Color chart, 2007 edition). King's Blood substantially retains its unique color for three seasons and does not experience warm weather foliage tip burn off is typical in other Japanese Maples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Chris Winslow Davis
  • Publication number: 20100064401
    Abstract: A new and distinct Acer freemanii×rubrum cultivar, named the ‘JSC Kingsone’ Maple is characterized by its variegated pigmentation of its leaves that varies with the age of the leaf, whereas trees of Acer freemanii×rubrum have no variegation known to the inventors. The ‘JSC Kingsone’ Maple is also characterized by its drought and cold tolerance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: James David Cavett
  • Patent number: PP15943
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Japanese Maple plant named ‘Taylor’, characterized by its upright plant habit; brownish red-colored stems; and green and pink bi-colored leaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Witteman & Company
    Inventor: Diana van der Maat
  • Patent number: PP16574
    Abstract: A sugar maple tree named ‘BAKrise’ having brilliant red fall foliage and an upright, spreading growth habit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Baker West, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Baker, Sr.
  • Patent number: PP16629
    Abstract: A Trident maple tree (Acer buergerianum) named ‘ABMTF’ having an upright oval canopy, dense branching, smooth bark that has minimal exfoliation, and vigorous growth rate, and is capable of being reproduced reliably from vegetative cuttings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Southern Selections, LLC
    Inventor: Dwayne C. Moon
  • Patent number: PP16652
    Abstract: A Red Maple tree named ‘RT4’ and distinguished by having a bark of a striking reddish-brown color and capable of being reliably reproduced from vegetative cuttings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Inventor: Ray Tate
  • Patent number: PP16733
    Abstract: A sugar maple tree named ‘BAKharl’ having a brilliant and unique fall color presentation and an upright structure that develops into a full and spreading crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Baker West, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Baker, Sr.
  • Patent number: PP16769
    Abstract: A variety of Red Maple which combines an upright pyramidal form with a distinctly straight central leader, unusually dark summer foliage, bright red fall color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: J. Frank Schmidt & Co.
    Inventor: Keith S. Warren
  • Patent number: PP16815
    Abstract: A new culivar of Sugar Maple tree (Acer saccharum) having a compact oval appearance, dark red to bronze new growth and fall foliage, small, dark and slightly thicker leaves, good summer heat and drought resistance and cold hardiness. The tree is beautiful, compact, tought, colorful and functional as an ornamental shade tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Heartland Nursery Company
    Inventor: Louis A. Hawkersmith
  • Patent number: PP17367
    Abstract: A novel variety of the maple tree Acer truncatum was discovered in North Texas. It has a distinct lobular orbicular leaf shape, attributed to large lateral marginal lobes. It exhibits vibrant fall colors, including a distinctive cardinal or currant red and develops leaf margins tinged with Chinese yellow, giving the leaves the appearance of being afire. The variety known as ‘Fire Dragon’ also is hardy in extreme heat and wind conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Inventor: Keith G. Johansson
  • Patent number: PP17537
    Abstract: A sycamore maple tree named ‘Tunpetti’ having unique foliage color. In summer, the upper leaf surface is dark green, and the underside is greyed burgundy in color with vibrant red petioles. The foliage changes to a superb bright yellow upper and warm pink lower surface color during autumn. The bark of ‘Tunpetti’ is uniform and smooth with only a slight scaliness and limited vertical fissuring. In addition, ‘Tunpetti’ has been observed to be exceptionally resistant to “tar spot”, a leaf disease common amongst Aceraceae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: PBA Tundra Supply Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Gagnon, Barbara Ann Gagnon
  • Patent number: PP18501
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Acer palmatum, ‘Ryusen’, characterized by a an unique true weeping plant habit, its rich fall color of red and gold coloration, and its ability to be readily grafted on Acer palmatum rootstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: ItSaul Plants, LLC
    Inventor: Kazuhara Kobayashi
  • Patent number: PP18561
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Acer palmatum var. dissectum, ‘Garnet Tower’, characterized by its unique upright plant habit, it's deeply dissected and purple colored foliage, its purple stems, and its ability to be readily graphed on Acer palmatum rootstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: ItSaul Plants, LLC
    Inventor: Akira Shibamichi
  • Patent number: PP18728
    Abstract: The invention is a new variety of Japanese Maple. The variety is a robust tree with a leaf color predominantly green/purple with a pale pink to white margin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventor: James Palmer Rumbal
  • Patent number: PP19181
    Abstract: A Trident maple (Acer buergerianum) named ‘ABFSS,’ which has an upright fastigiate canopy and is capable of being reproduced reliably from vegetative cuttings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Southern Selections, LLC
    Inventor: Dwayne C. Moon
  • Patent number: PP19807
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of sugar maple tree named ‘Sandersville’, substantially as herein shown and described, characterized particularly by consistent vibrant orange fall colors in hardiness zone 8, heat tolerance and a vigorous growth rate when growing in this hardiness zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Athena Trees, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Barbour, Anthony Brent Reeves
  • Patent number: PP20109
    Abstract: ‘WF-AT1’ is a new and distinct cultivar of Acer truncatum that is noted for its consistent orange-red autumn leaf color; its exceptional landscape stress tolerance; and its compact, round-canopied form with ascending branches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Worthington Farms, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael W. Worthington
  • Patent number: PP21076
    Abstract: A red maple tree named ‘Katie Cole’, a medium tree distinguished by the prolonged red coloration of its new leaf growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: Robert S. Lyons
  • Patent number: PP21838
    Abstract: A new variety of maple tree that combines deep purple summer foliage with a slightly compact, upright growth habit and improved heat resistance in comparison to other maple trees with purple colored summer foliage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
    Inventor: Keith S. Warren
  • Patent number: PP22034
    Abstract: A variety of sugar maple which combines unusually dark green summer foliage and bright red fall color with an upright branch orientation, straight trunk, and narrowly oval to oval canopy shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
    Inventor: Keith S. Warren
  • Patent number: PP22249
    Abstract: A Japanese Maple named ‘JN4’ having persistent red-purple foliage and an early weeping habit, and also capable of being reliably asexually reproduced from chip budding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventors: Ray Jackson, Cindy Jackson
  • Patent number: PP23361
    Abstract: A variety of sugar maple which combines intense bright red fall color, an upright oval to slightly pyramidal canopy shape, and foliage that is dark green, moderately resistant to powdery mildew, and very resistant to heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
    Inventor: Keith S. Warren
  • Patent number: PP23957
    Abstract: A variety of sugar maple, Acer saccharum var. caddo, named ‘WHIT XLV’, is characterized by an upright and oval growth habit at the age of 16 years, but is expected to develop a more rounded crown with age and may reach a height of 30 feet with a 25 foot spread. Leaves emerge medium green and quickly change to very dark glossy green. When adequate spring moisture is present, all leaves on the flush of growth develop full size. However, when spring moisture becomes limiting before all leaves on the twig are produced, the younger leaves will become progressively smaller in size yet the same shape and dark green color. No flowers have been produced on this tree by age 16 years. Fall color develops late in the fall after various species of trees have developed fall color and most of the leaves have fallen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lacebark, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl E. Whitcomb
  • Patent number: PP25301
    Abstract: A new variety of red maple with a unique combination of characteristics, combining a tightly fastigiate branching habit, an extremely narrow to columnar form, small leaves with long acuminate tips that produce a delicate appearance, and bright fall color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
    Inventor: Keith S. Warren
  • Patent number: PP25302
    Abstract: A new and distinct Acer rubrum cultivar, named the ‘JSC Kingstwo’ maple is characterized by its variegated pigmentation of its leaves that varies with the age of the leaf; whereas, trees of Acer rubrum have no variegation known to the inventors. The ‘JSC Kingstwo’ maple is also characterized by its drought and cold tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: James David Cavett
  • Patent number: PP26414
    Abstract: A novel variety of the maple tree Acer truncatum was discovered in North Texas. It has a smaller mature size than typical Shantung maple mature size, and its leaves have an unusually deep cut between lobes, extending about two-thirds (?) of the distance from tip to base, with a distinctively elongate and narrow (almost thread-like) unfurling central lobe that widens as it matures. It exhibits consistent yellow-green leaf color throughout the spring, summer and fall, developing striking red-orange and yellow-pink coloration variations in the fall. Its coloration contrasts sharply to its lighter yellow-green veins which appear almost white and enhanced as the leaf darkens somewhat during summer. The variety known as ‘Super Dragon’ also is extremely tolerant to direct summer sun and drought conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Keith G. Johansson
  • Patent number: PP26612
    Abstract: A novel variety of the maple tree Acer truncatum was discovered in North Texas. It has a distinct dwarf size and prolific, very small leaves which weigh down its thin, willowy branches, giving it a weeping bushy habit. It exhibits distinctive, pink new growth which persists throughout spring and summer and into fall, whereupon it develops striking, deep yellow and red fall colors. The variety known as ‘Baby Dragon’ also is highly tolerant to direct summer sun and low-light conditions alike, as well as drought conditions, especially for a dwarf variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventor: Keith G. Johansson
  • Patent number: PP27278
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Acer ginnala, ‘JefUM’, that is characterized by its clump forming plant habit with 3 to 4 stem clumps consistently maintained, its fall foliage that is red-purple in color, its clean and disease-free three-lobed foliage, and its resistance to iron chlorosis when grown in alkaline soils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
    Inventor: William R. Remphrey
  • Patent number: PP27545
    Abstract: A variety of maple tree which combines compact growth, dense branching, a narrow upright growth habit, glossy foliage, and bright fall color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
    Inventor: Keith S. Warren
  • Patent number: PP27930
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Bigtooth Maple tree named ‘JFS-NuMex 3’, characterized by resiliency to drought and improved resistance to fungal diseases, faster growing, branching with more upright angles, and with brighter fall colors than all other Bigtooth selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Arrowhead Center, Inc.
    Inventor: Rolston St. Hilaire
  • Patent number: PP27985
    Abstract: A variety of maple tree which combines a dense compact oval to broadly oval form with short internodes, very glossy foliage, and bright fall color
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
    Inventor: Keith S. Warren
  • Patent number: PP28139
    Abstract: A new and distinct red maple tree named ‘Miller’ characterized by its broad rounded growth habit, green mildew-resistant foliage, strong wood, and early autumn coloration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Earl Cully
  • Patent number: PP29301
    Abstract: A new and distinct Acer palmatum tree named ‘CHACER01’ is disclosed, characterized by a unique stem arrangement giving the appearance of contortions by having branches with 30° to 45° bends at variable intervals. Plants are reasonably fast growing for a dwarf Acer palmatum with approximately 10 to 15 cm of growth per year with a maximum height of 1.2 meters. Fall color is orange/red autumn and leaf size of similar size and shape as the original common Acer palmatum. The new variety is a dwarf tree, typically used for outdoor garden or container use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Simon Chartres
  • Patent number: PP30090
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Acer palmatum, ‘JWW8’, that is characterized by its broad vase-shaped plant habit, and its leaves that are an intense red-pink color in spring, changing to light orange-brown and changing to green in summer, and second summer shoots that are red in color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: JAN-WILLEM WEZELENBURG BOSKOOP, B.V.
    Inventor: Jan-Willem Wezelenburg, Jr.
  • Patent number: PP30091
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Acer palmatum, ‘JWW7’, that is characterized by its vigorous growth habit, and its young shoots that are purple-brown in color, summer foliage that is medium green in color and second summer shoots that are red in color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: JAN-WILLEM WEZELENBURG BOSKOOP B.V.
    Inventor: Jan-Willem Wezelenburg, Jr.
  • Patent number: PP31864
    Abstract: A new and distinct Acer palmatum var. dissectum tree named ‘MONFRICK’ is disclosed, characterized by unique cold tolerance, observed to tolerate cold temperatures to USDA Zone 4 with minimal tip die back. Plants are dwarf and weeping with deeply dissected foliage. Fall color greyed-red to red. The new variety is a dwarf tree, typically used for outdoor garden or container use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Craig Frick
  • Patent number: PP32033
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Maple tree named ‘RustyAllen’, characterized by its upright pyramidal tree form with upswept branch angles; vigorous growth habit; freely branching habit with numerous lateral branches providing a full and densely foliated appearance; and dark red-colored developing leaves that become dark green in color with development and bright red to dark red and occasionally orange in color during the autumn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Athena Trees, Inc.
    Inventor: William Russell Allen
  • Patent number: PP32420
    Abstract: A new and distinct Acer palmatum dissectum tree named ‘ARJOS1’ is disclosed, characterized by young foliage colored yellow green with pink-red margins turning to white and green leaves. Trees have an outwardly spreading, arching habit. Fall color is purple-red. The new variety is a dwarf tree, typically used for outdoor garden or container use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.
    Inventors: Johannes Marinus van Meuwen, Arie Jacobus Keijzer
  • Patent number: PP32542
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Acer truncatum tree named ‘Volcano’ that is characterized by its compact growth habit reaching about 3 m in height, its broad obovate to rounded plant shape, its young foliage that is reddish pink in color with yellow veins, and its mature foliage that is gradually changes to all yellow-green in color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Andrzej Sienicki