Flower Holder Patents (Class 47/41.01)
  • Patent number: 9622427
    Abstract: A hydroponics plant growing system comprises a bamboo tower having a grow chamber and a water chamber formed therein. A plurality of grow cups are attached to side of the tower adjacent the grow chamber. Cutouts in a sidewall of the tower form passageways between the grow cups and grow chamber. A low voltage electric pump is disposed in the water chamber to pump water to the top of the grow chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Daniel Davidson Wagner
  • Patent number: 9027277
    Abstract: The invention is directed toward a spill- and leak-proof container for floriculture items including cut flowers, stems, other horticultural items, and the like. More specifically, the invention includes a receptacle having funnel-like primary closure. The funnel-like primary closure includes a wider opening generally adjacent to and contiguous with the mouth of the receptacle. The narrower opening of the funnel-like primary closure is positioned in the interior of the receptacle. A secondary closure atop the wider opening of the primary closure ensures no liquid can spill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Chrysal International BV
    Inventor: Wayne Castleberry
  • Publication number: 20150101244
    Abstract: A method for hydrating cut flowers during packing, storage, and transport is provided. The present disclosure also provides a method for hydrating cut flowers in which a particular absorbent pad is used therein. The present disclosure further provides that the absorbent pad can contain an active agent that is activated by water to nourish and treat the cut flowers and/or inhibit growth of microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Sayandro Versteylen
  • Patent number: 8985329
    Abstract: A system for efficient transportation and display of plants or flowers has been designed that contains two or more trays and a container. The first tray and alternative tray house the plants or flowers. The second tray, in which the first tray and alternative tray nest, allows for easy movement of the first tray, the alternative tray and the supply of water or nutrients. The container is designed to serve two functions, shipping and displaying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Ullrich
  • Patent number: 8943657
    Abstract: A flower pot and urn put together to make it possible to display a pet or loved one's cremated remains in a way like never before is generally provided. In a typical embodiment, a flower pot and urn are molded closely together so plants or flowers can drape around the urn. The pot and urn may be set on a mantel or table depending on the size or, for larger sizes, put in any room in a house. An embodiment of the present invention presents a combination flower pot and urn on a base that acts as a drip pan for the flower pot and a stand for the urn to keep it up out of the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Mark L Perry, Catherine Perry
  • Publication number: 20150020446
    Abstract: An assembly for displaying a flower bouquet that includes a container for holding the flower bouquet and a stand for supporting the container in a substantially upright position. The container is composed of three parts. A tube holds the stem of the flowers with the base of the tube providing hydration to the cut flower stems for a long-lasting bouquet. The top of the tube has a plurality of uniquely shaped, bouquet supporting segments of varying flower design that complements the fresh flowers that are placed in the vase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Farnaz Zand
  • Patent number: 8910417
    Abstract: A container for transporting and displaying cut flowers comprising six elements. A material of the apparatus is substantially deformable and dishwasher safe. A base, top and sides are constructed to hold cut flowers and water and the top has at least a first and a second affixing element equidistant from each other on opposite ends of the perimeter. A bottom member suspends below the base. A carrying element has an adjustable functional length with a first and second functional end, a first and second actual end that can extend beyond each functional end, and a first and second attachable elements between the respective first and second actual end and the corresponding nearest functional end to each, the attachable element able to be removably attached at various lengths to the respective first and second affixing element for transport and attachment to a suspending element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas Reid Meyers
  • Publication number: 20140318008
    Abstract: An environmental controlling system to better preserve cut flowers and other flora in vase water. The system uses thermoelectric modules, heat exchangers, fans, power supply, and a thermal conductor to cool and/or heat the water in a flower vase as required. By cooling the water, formation of algae and formation of a callus on the cut stem is reduced. In addition, keeping the stems in water of optimal temperature controls production of ethylene and other phytohormones. These effects prevent premature wilting, leaf abscission, flower senescence, and reduces the care required to maximize the life of cut flowers and other flora. In the event of cold ambient conditions that might cause freezing, the flow of heat can optionally be reversed, warming the water in the vase to avoid freezing the stems and/or maintain optimum temperature and other conditions for a specific variety of flora.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: FERGUS STEWARTSON SMITH, DANA MAERTA AF ROSENBORG SMITH
  • Patent number: 8800860
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plurality of at least 1000 plant pots for use in cultivating plants. Each plant pot has a side wall and bottom which delimit an interior space for substrate which is open at the top, in which the bottom has a bottom side which is turned away from the interior space. Each plant pot is provided with a tag which has an optically readable code. The tag is arranged on the bottom side of the bottom, and the optically readable code is turned away from the bottom so that it can read from below when the plant pot is upright. The invention furthermore relates to an assembly with these plant pots as well as to a method for cultivating plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: E. van Zanten Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Evert van Zanten, Lars Dijkshoorn
  • Publication number: 20140182198
    Abstract: A fiber aggregate having cellulose fibers as a principal component. The cellulose fibers have an average fiber diameter of about 25 microns or less, and may be clustered together. Per gram of fiber aggregate, the cellulose fibers may hold about 10-21 mL of an impregnating solution that has water as a principal component. The fiber aggregate may be included as part of a water retention agent for flowers and/or woody ornamental plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: BLUE NORTHER INVESTMENTS, LLC
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Koyama, Junko Yamada, Shunsuke Ikuno
  • Patent number: 8757576
    Abstract: The invention relates to a floral arrangement device (100) comprising at least one ring of circularly arranged leaves (120) with a free-standing upper region (121) and a lower region (122), by means of which they are joined to form a stable unit via a support device. According to the invention, detachably fixed variations of a basic layout are enabled in that each leave (120) is connected in the region of its lower end (122) to a pivoting arm (110) which is pivotably mounted to a hinge (131, 151), wherein the angle of said pivoting arm can be adjusted with respect to the horizontal by means of an adjustment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Stilvoll Design und Manufaktur U.G.
    Inventor: Björn Kersting
  • Patent number: 8701342
    Abstract: A bouquet making apparatus comprises a plurality of bouquet forms movably supported at spaced locations along a conveying device. Each bouquet form includes upper and lower stem supports that hold bouquet elements, such as flowers, at an angle with respect to vertical. As each bouquet maker travels along the conveying device, workers spaced along the conveying device sequentially insert sets of flowers into upper and lower stem supports until each bouquet maker hold a final bouquet set. Each of the final bouquet sets are removed from the bouquet form and secured with a fastener, thereby forming a plurality of twisted stem-type bouquets having a substantially identical design appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Amoura Global, Inc.
    Inventor: George Malavenda
  • Publication number: 20140096444
    Abstract: The invention is directed toward a spill- and leak-proof container for floriculture items including cut flowers, stems, other horticultural items, and the like. More specifically, the invention includes a receptacle having funnel-like primary closure. The funnel-like primary closure includes a wider opening generally adjacent to and contiguous with the mouth of the receptacle. The narrower opening of the funnel-like primary closure is positioned in the interior of the receptacle. A secondary closure atop the wider opening of the primary closure ensures no liquid can spill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Wayne Castleberry
  • Patent number: 8683744
    Abstract: A power-saving flowerpots capable of serial connecting with other flowerpot includes a planting tank having a horizontal plane and an inclined plane at an upper side thereof for planting; a water tank connected to a lower side of the planting tank; the connection of the planting tank and the water tank being formed as an L shape; an interior of the water tank being formed with a water draining channel; an upper side of the water draining channel being formed with a communication hole so that when the water level in the water tank is over a lower edge of the communication hole; water will flow into the communication hole from the water tank. A plurality of flowerpot can be installed as a first row by a retaining rod to pass through all hooks of the flowerpots; and the water tubes of the flowerpot are connected one by one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Hsiao-An Chang
  • Publication number: 20140033607
    Abstract: The invention concerns a fresh cut flower vase that is composed of three parts. A tube holds the stem of the flowers with the base of the tube providing hydration to the cut flower stems for a long-lasting bouquet. The top of the tube has a varying flower design that complements the fresh flowers that are placed in the vase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Farnaz Zand
  • Publication number: 20140020289
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for displaying flower bouquets or potted plants, including a first sheet (1), a central part (2), and a second sheet (4), said central part (2) being inserted between the first sheet (1) and the second sheet (4). Said first sheet (1) is stacked on top of said second sheet (4). Said device is characterized in that the central part includes a central body (2A) and at least two foldaway arms (3) rigidly connected to the central body (2A), and in that, when erecting the device, the angle formed between the central body (2A) and the at least two foldaway branches (3) is either less than 90° in the case of a device for displaying flower bouquets, or no less than 90° in the case of a device for displaying potted plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Philippe Charrin
  • Publication number: 20130326943
    Abstract: A floral grouping package for a floral grouping having a bloom end and a stem end is disclosed. A wrapper is formed from a sheet of material or bag which is wrapped about at least a portion of the stem end of the floral grouping. The wrapped floral grouping is then positioned within a receiving space of a preformed sleeve whereby the wrapper is secured in a stable position about at least a portion of the stem end of the floral grouping by the preformed sleeve. A detaching element defines the detachable upper portion and a lower portion of the preformed sleeve so that the upper portion can be removed from the lower portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter, not individually but solely as Trustees of the Family
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8580325
    Abstract: Vase apparatus and decorating methods for associating flowers and other decorative items with cakes and other food products are described. Vase embodiments include a water-holding reservoir having a bottom wall, an upright rim, and plural flower-stem-receiving wells. Each well is defined by at least one well wall depending from the bottom wall and has an opening capable of receiving water from the reservoir. Vase embodiments may include a reservoir of various shapes and sizes. Vases may be placed on a cake or other food product permitting the cake or food product to be attractively and easily decorated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventors: M. Kathleen Meisinger, David A. Meisinger
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    Patent number: 8573429
    Abstract: A retail display apparatus has a transparent inner cylinder with a top. An outer sleeve surrounds a portion of the transparent inner cylinder and has a top such that a first part of the top of the outer sleeve is a first distance from the top of the transparent inner cylinder and a second part of the top of the outer sleeve is a second distance from the top of the transparent inner cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Laura L. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 8567119
    Abstract: A support structure is configured to be pierced by stems of flowers to hold the flowers in place and to retain moisture. The support structure extends along a longitudinal path and has front and rear surfaces and two opposite side surfaces. A backplate overlies the support structure's rear surface. A frame overlies the support structure and is attached to the backplate to hold the support structure against the backplate. The frame includes longitudinal bands that extend along the longitudinal path along the support structure. The frame further includes cross bands that extend about the support structure's front and side surfaces in directions that are perpendicular to the longitudinal band. Each cross band crosses the longitudinal bands at crossing points at which the longitudinal band is perpendicular to and adjoined to and underlying the respective longitudinal band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventors: George Kepes, Fang Jianping
  • Publication number: 20130269245
    Abstract: A composite floral sphere to receive and maintain fresh cut vegetation in a floral arrangement is presented. The composite floral sphere includes a core of a first hydrophobic material, such as urethane foam. That core is fully encased by a shell bonded to the core, the shell being made of a hydrophilic or wettable material such as a wettable phenolic foam. A support rod including an enlarged head at one end and a receiving hook or ring at the other passes diametrically through the sphere. Fresh cut flowers or other vegetation have their stems cut to a length which is less than the thickness or depth of the shell of wettable material, the cut stems being inserted into the shell and receiving moisture therefrom when the shell is hydrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Mario Humberto Lozano Cavazos
  • Patent number: 8533994
    Abstract: A method for wrapping a floral grouping having a bloom end and a stem end is disclosed. A wrapper is formed from a sheet of material or bag which is wrapped about at least a portion of the stem end of the floral grouping. The wrapped floral grouping is then positioned within a receiving space of a preformed sleeve whereby the wrapper is secured in a stable position about at least a portion of the stem end of the floral grouping by the preformed sleeve. A detaching element defines the detachable upper portion and a lower portion of the preformed sleeve so that the upper portion can be removed from the lower portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and Bill F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8522475
    Abstract: A horticultural cut flower container assembly having a triangular shaped piece of flexible foam material with the ends of the triangular shaped foam material being adapted to be folded over the stem ends of a bunch of cut flowers. An elastic band is placed over the folded foam material to hold foam material in a folded configuration and an outer plastic bag is placed over the folded foam material and stem ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Wayne Castleberry
  • Publication number: 20130167435
    Abstract: A substantially shape-sustaining sheet of material having a substantially circular shape may be formed into a substantially frusto-conical shaped bouquet holder in which a floral grouping may be disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter, not individually but solely as Trustees of The Family
    Inventor: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter, not individually but solely as Trustees of The Family Trust U/T/A, date
  • Patent number: 8469228
    Abstract: A dispenser of containers. A carousel is rotatably mounted to a main frame about a vertical axis of rotation and has a plurality of container compartments arranged around the axis and along the length of the axis. A driver mounted to the main frame rotates the carousel around the axis in a single direction and a lock limits rotation of the carousel in any direction when engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: SLEEGERS Engineered Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph L. Adams
  • Patent number: 8438780
    Abstract: A bouquet making apparatus comprises a plurality of bouquet forms movably supported at spaced locations along a conveying device. Each bouquet form includes fixed upper and lower stem supports that hold bouquet elements, such as flowers, at an angle with respect to vertical. As each bouquet maker travels along the conveying device, workers spaced along the conveying device sequentially insert sets of flowers into upper and lower stem supports until each bouquet maker hold a final bouquet set. Each of the final bouquet sets are removed from the bouquet form and secured with a fastener, thereby forming a plurality of twisted stem-type bouquets having a substantially identical design appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: NF Global
    Inventor: George Malavenda
  • Patent number: 8404320
    Abstract: Per TITLE OF INVENTION, there is disclosed methods, apparatus and kits for attaching artificial flowers (particularly flowers formed with means such a passage to frictionally receive an artificial stem in assembly of an artificial flower plant) to a non-blooming live vegetation stem or branch that is not frictionally receivable in the flower passage, whereby a substitute stem that is frictionally receivable in the flower passage may be custom-formed from various commercially-available wire-like elements to provide (a) single or double free-end twist tie means for attachment of such single flowers to such live stems or branches or (b) means for attaching a plurality of such flowers to a non-blooming live bush in the manner of a string of Christmas tree lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Walter Potoroka, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8397430
    Abstract: A substantially shape-sustaining sheet of material having a substantially circular shape is capable of being formed into a substantially frusto-conical shaped bouquet holder in which a floral grouping may be disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Publication number: 20120311968
    Abstract: The invention relates to orthogonal pairs of tRNAs and aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase that can incorporate the unnatural amino acid phenylselenocysteine into proteins produced in eubacterial host cells such as E. coli. The invention provides, for example but not limited to, novel orthogonal aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases, polynucleotides encoding the novel sythetases molecules, methods for identifying and making the novel synthetases, methods for producing containing the unnatural amino acid phenylselenocysteine and translation systems. The invention further provides methods for producing modified proteins (e.g., lapidated proteins) through targeted modification of the phenylselenocysteine residue in a protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Sudhir K. Jaiswal
  • Publication number: 20120297672
    Abstract: A kit includes non-floral components necessary for producing a customized shaped floral arrangement. The kit for creating a floral arrangement includes a substrate having a sculpted shape, a base connectable to the substrate, at least one non-floral component securable to the substrate, the substrate may be adapted to receive flowers to create the floral arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: MICHAEL MURPHY
  • Patent number: 8276315
    Abstract: Vase apparatus and decorating methods for associating flowers, and other decorative items with cakes and other food products are described. Vase embodiments include a water-holding reservoir having a bottom wall, an upright rim, and plural flower-stem-receiving wells. Each well is defined by at least one well wall depending from the bottom wall and has an opening capable of receiving water from the reservoir. Vase embodiments may include a reservoir of various shapes and sizes. Vases may be placed on a cake or other food product permitting the cake or food product to be attractively and easily decorated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: M. Kathleen Meisinger, David A. Meisinger
  • Patent number: 8250805
    Abstract: Methods, devices and compositions to preserve plants, such as cut flowers. The methods include, e.g., sealing cut stems in antimicrobial preservative media, sealing the leaves in a substantially unvented compartment and sealing the flower blossoms in a less humid vented environment. Methods include, e.g., sealing cut flower ends in a preservative liquid, sealing the majority of the stem length and leaves in a stem compartment and holding the blossoms and at least a portion of the leaves in a relatively open blossom compartment. The devices include, e.g., packaging materials and preservative to vitalize and protect uprooted plants and/or cut flowers. The compositions of the invention provide, e.g., packaging systems and preservative media which inhibit microbe growth and vitalize cut plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Sudhir K. Jaiswal
  • Publication number: 20120186148
    Abstract: A power-saving flowerpots capable of serial connecting with other flowerpot includes a planting tank having a horizontal plane and an inclined plane at an upper side thereof for planting; a water tank connected to a lower side of the planting tank; the connection of the planting tank and the water tank being formed as an L shape; an interior of the water tank being formed with a water draining channel; an upper side of the water draining channel being formed with a communication hole so that when the water level in the water tank is over a lower edge of the communication hole; water will flow into the communication hole from the water tank. A plurality of flowerpot can be installed as a first row by a retaining rod to pass through all hooks of the flowerpots;and the water tubes of the flowerpot are connected one by one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: HSIAO-AN CHANG
  • Patent number: 8215067
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flower vase for a cemetery memorial that can be stored within a compartment on the memorial when it is not in use. The cylindrical and hollow flower identification vase includes two photographs, two bronze engraving tags with personal data of the deceased people, a container for water and flowers when in an upright position, a serial number and exactly identification of the place where the vase is located in the cemetery property and a connection system between the vase and the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Armando F. Segura
  • Patent number: 8196343
    Abstract: An annular live floral holder in combination with an elongated candlestick is provided. The candlestick in includes a base, an elongated support, a tubular candle holder and a flat-circular or dish-shaped member in coaxial alignment with the candle holder. The annular live floral holder is removably seated on the flat-circular of dish-shaped member. The floral holder has a central opening that permits a candle to pass through it. A circular water-retaining trough is formed on the floral holder. At least on water retaining foam member is arranged within the water retaining trough. Live cut floral members having stalks embedded in and supported by the at least one foam member. A foam member retaining apparatus is included for securing the at least one foam member within the water-retaining trough. Preferably, the floral holder also includes a wax dripping containment portion formed on the outside of the inner wall of the trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Michael J. McGuire
  • Patent number: 8166703
    Abstract: A conical container that is stable includes a cup adapted to contain liquid and/or one or more selected item(s) and a frustoconical skirt depending therefrom. The container may further include a plurality of removable and interchangeable inserts operable with the cup and/or one or more tray operable with the skirt. The container may advantageously be used as a vase for an arrangement of fresh cut flowers, and may optionally be converted for use with one or more additional selected item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel G. Driscoll
  • Patent number: 8151516
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for floral displays. In some embodiments the floral displays include interlocking features that couple a cage structure to a base. These interlocking features help retain blocks of water-retaining foam in between the cage and the base. Some embodiments further include attachment tabs around the outer periphery of the display that further hold the cage and base together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Syndicate Sales, Inc.
    Inventor: Trent Harshman
  • Publication number: 20120073192
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vase that is constituted by a package that comprises two faces that are connected together, both faces being flexible and presenting flap portions at both of their respective longitudinal ends, which flap portions are suitable for being folded inwards relative to said faces. In the bottom portion, each of the two flap portions presents an inside edge that constitutes a fold line that is interrupted by a cut line that presents an extreme point that lies on the straight line that is defined by the two side ends of said inside edge. In the top portion, the two flap portions include passage means for passing flower stems or stalks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: BLEU SACRE
    Inventor: Guy Tiers
  • Publication number: 20120073191
    Abstract: A method for wrapping a floral grouping is disclosed. In the method a substantially shape-sustaining sheet of material having a substantially circular shape is formed into a substantially frusto-conical shaped bouquet holder with an open upper end that has a diameter greater than the diameter of a lower end thereof. A floral grouping may be disposed within the bouquet holder, and the bouquet holder may be further provided with a skirt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Publication number: 20120047800
    Abstract: A vase is provided comprising a top containing portion having a base, and detachable bottom portion that is removeably connected to the base of the top portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Ronald Gonsalves
  • Patent number: 8122640
    Abstract: A vase in one embodiment includes an outer shell comprising open top and bottom ends and at least one opening on the surface; a base comprising a projecting member on the top with the bottom end of the outer shell being securely put thereon, an annular flange on the top of the projecting member, and an annular bearing releasably fastened in the flange; and an inner container disposed in the outer shell and comprising an upper member projecting out of the top end of the outer shell, a central shaft projecting downward from the underside to be rotatably disposed in the bearing, and at least one pattern on the outer surface. The inner container is adapted to rotate about the outer shell by rotating the upper member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Yung-Ming Chou
  • Publication number: 20120036771
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a stackable series of holders of different sizes and shapes. More particularly it relates to a holder with integral riser in the center and a universal stacking support between each level of holder primarily for floral applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: Syndicate Sales, Inc.
    Inventor: Trent A. Harshman
  • Patent number: 8096416
    Abstract: A flower support for long-stemmed flowers comprises an elongated support part as well as series of hook means in which the flower stems can be hooked, which series of hook means at both sides of the support part extend away from each other in an obliquely oriented fashion. The series of hook means are positioned obliquely with respect to each other. The oblique position of the series of hook means brings that a cavity is formed in which the stems of the hooked in flowers are well protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Pagter & Partners International B.V.
    Inventors: Janus Adriaan Willem de Pagter, Simon Eduard Niekolaas, Eleonora Patricia van den Putten
  • Patent number: 8091274
    Abstract: A method for wrapping a floral grouping is disclosed. In the method a substantially shape-sustaining sheet of material having a substantially circular shape is formed into a substantially frusto-conical shaped bouquet holder with an open upper end that has a diameter greater than the diameter of a lower end thereof. A floral grouping may be disposed within the bouquet holder, and the bouquet holder may be further provided with a skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8091273
    Abstract: A method for wrapping a floral grouping having a bloom end and a stem end is disclosed. A wrapper is formed from a sheet of material or bag which is wrapped about at least a portion of the stem end of the floral grouping. The wrapped floral grouping is then positioned within a receiving space of a preformed sleeve whereby the wrapper is secured in a stable position about at least a portion of the stem end of the floral grouping by the preformed sleeve. A detaching element defines the detachable upper portion and a lower portion of the preformed sleeve so that the upper portion can be removed from the lower portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8079177
    Abstract: A flower holder keeps a flower looking fresh during a long period of time, under adverse weather conditions with temperatures under 40° Fahrenheit. The flower holder includes a rod with one of its ends inserted into the ground, at least one ring holder connected to the vertical rod, an elongated tube including a cap on each end, the elongated tube slides through the ring holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: William R Regner
  • Patent number: 8069609
    Abstract: A floral arrangement assembly for efficiently creating a customizable arrangement of flowers and vases. The floral arrangement assembly generally includes a base unit having a plurality of receptacles, a plurality of tubular members removably positioned within the plurality of receptacles, a plurality of vessels positioned within the plurality of tubular members, and a plurality of retainers for securing the plurality of vessels to the plurality of tubular members. The tubular members and vessels are retained in a substantially upright position. The vessels are adapted to receive and retain a plurality of decorative flowers. The assembly may also be used without the base unit in one embodiment or without the vessels and retainers in another embodiment. The tubular members may additionally hold a plurality of decorative objects below the vessels for added décor. Further, a light may be positioned below the tubular members within the base unit for illuminating the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventors: Larry A. Towne, Rebecca L. Towne
  • Publication number: 20110225880
    Abstract: Device for displaying and keeping individual bouquets of flowers, whereby the flowers are held in position on the vertical central axis (7) of the erected device, comprising a holder (1) from which strips (2) extend along the direction of said vertical central axis (7), said device being characterized in that the strips (2) possess one or more retaining teeth (5) and in that an automatic closure ring (6) is in contact with said strips (2), said ring (6) enabling the diameter of the variable opening of the erected device to be adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Philippe Charrin
  • Patent number: 8015749
    Abstract: The invention relates to a conical device for presenting individual bouquets of flowers, said device being characterized in that it comprises a regulatable closing system consisting of complementary (3) nesting male and female three-dimensional geometrical structures, the undercut outer side of the male three-dimensional geometrical structures (6) coming into contact with the undercut inner side of the female three-dimensional geometrical structures (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Philippe Charrin
  • Patent number: 8011131
    Abstract: A water percolating earthen vase with smooth, compacted walls is formed in the earth. Water is applied and stems of cut flowers inserted for flower display. Water percolates from the vase, eliminating undesirable standing and stagnant water. Methods and forming tool are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventors: Lloyd E Wessel, Edward O Wessel