Having Ground Anchor Support Patents (Class 47/41.14)
  • 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
  • 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: 8201783
    Abstract: A potted plant holder assembly includes a bracket holder having a bracket holder housing, a bracket holder base flange carried by the bracket holder housing and a bracket holder cap flange carried by the bracket holder housing in spaced-apart relationship to the bracket holder base flange. A plurality of pot holder brackets is carried by the bracket holder base flange and the bracket holder cap flange of the bracket holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: David C. Bamburg, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8091277
    Abstract: A container for plants includes an integral structure having a bottom wall, a side wall extending upward to an edge forming an open top, and an elongated member extending downward from an opening in the bottom wall for attachment of the container to the soil of a garden. In one version, the elongated member is removably attached to the container, and a plug is provided for the opening, so that the container can be placed on a flat surface for displaying a plant that is later placed in a garden area in the container with the elongated member extending into the soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Zoya, Inc.
    Inventors: Zoya Hajianpour, Bashareh Arta Sabouni
  • 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: 8037638
    Abstract: A modular planter assembly for growing plants includes a container with a bottom wall and an outer wall attached to and extending upwardly from the bottom wall. An elongated primary stake is mounted to the outer wall and is engageable with a ground surface. The primary stake is hollow and vertically oriented. An elongated secondary stake is mounted to the outer wall and is engageable with the ground surface. The secondary stake is vertically oriented, and has a size configured to be received by the primary stake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Kathie McComb
  • Patent number: 7340859
    Abstract: A planter includes a wire basket having horizontal parallel top rings, bottom rings, and connected vertical wires. Four folding legs each include a top loop rotatably attached to the bottom rings. The legs when in their extended down position each include a short inwardly angled section that nests into the bottom rings for stability. The legs also include an outwardly angled section forming a mid-height detent recess, and a foot. A retainer ring slides downwardly into engagement with all four of the detent recesses to secure the legs in their use positions, which is particularly stable due to the nested relationship with the recesses in the bottom rings. A drip pan, shallow secondary basket and alternative leg-latches are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Palsrok
  • Patent number: 7155860
    Abstract: An umbrella mountable flower pot apparatus includes a container that has a bottom wall and a perimeter wall that is attached to and extends upwardly from the bottom wall. The container has a hemispherical shape. A dividing wall is attached to and extends across the container. An aperture extends upwardly through the bottom wall and through the dividing wall. The container has a break therein so that the first portion is separable from the second portion and a pair of dividing walls is defined. A coupling apparatus is attached to the first and second portions and is configured to secure the first and second portions together and to a post extending through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Inventor: George W. Ferguson, III
  • Patent number: 7143543
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a body that has abutted and rectilinear lower ends that extend upwardly from the ground surface and terminate thereabove. The body has a top portion formed with a top edge of the lower ends and is disposed coplanar therewith. Coextensive support rods are conjoined to the lower ends and the top portion. The support rods are coextensively shaped and confront a length of the body. A base plate is engaged with the lower ends and the ground surface. An anchor rod is conjoined to the base plate and extends vertically down and away therefrom. The anchor rod is nested below the ground surface for maintaining same at a fixed position. The anchor rod has a diameter greater than a diameter of the lower end portions and the support rods respectively. A plant pot has a hook attached thereto that is attachable to the top portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Inventor: Roger E. Daniell
  • Patent number: 6948277
    Abstract: Methods for making trellis support structures for use in supporting vine borne crops are disclosed. The support structure includes a metallic support member that is bent into a modified U-shape and attached to a metallic cross arm using a process that produces consistent results. The combination of the U-shaped member and cross arm is then attached to a vertical support post at two different locations: one attachment at the center of the U-shaped member, and the other attachment at the center of the cross arm in an axial alignment with the support post. The structure is extremely strong, capable of supporting considerable weight, not likely to shift, and less prone to failure from fatigue. The support structure is produced by first bending the central section of a metallic support member into a U-shape, placing the bent member on a specially designed adjustable jig, and attaching a cross arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: A & P Ag Structures, Inc.
    Inventor: David Parrish
  • Patent number: 6907694
    Abstract: A new trellis support structure and a method for its production for use in supporting vine borne crops. The support structure includes a metallic support member that is bent into a modified U-shape and attached to a metallic cross arm using a process that produces consistent results. The combination of the U-shaped member and cross arm is then attached to a vertical support post at two different locations: one attachment at the center of the U-shaped member, and the other attachment at the center of the cross arm in an axial alignment with the support post. The structure is extremely strong, capable of supporting considerable weight, not likely to shift, and less prone to failure from fatigue. The support structure is produced by first bending the central section of a metallic support member into a U-shape, placing the bent member on a specially designed adjustable jig, and attaching a cross arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: A&P Ag Structures, Inc.
    Inventor: David Parrish
  • Publication number: 20040200142
    Abstract: A flower ornamental assembly for accommodating a flowerpot including a support post having the lower part buried in the ground and erected upward from the ground level, a flower ornament pot having a through-hole for penetrating the support post, and a filler filling up the surrounding of the support post inserted into the flower ornament pot. A flowerpot is accommodated in an opening at the upper end of the flower ornament pot. The flower ornament pot is erected and supported by the support post and the filler, so that it can be prevented from sway or tilt. Since the entire structure of the flower ornament pot is exposed above the ground, the appearance of the flower ornamental assembly is enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventor: Takami Ito
  • Patent number: 6681519
    Abstract: A self-clamping Christmas tree stand provides a stable platform for a Christmas tree that allows simple installation and adjustment of the tree angle without having to be positioned under the tree to perform the adjustments. The tree stand uses the weight of the tree to firmly clamp the tree's trunk. A clamping mechanism provides a constant grip that will not loosen unless an upward force is provided by the user. The adjustment range of the tree trunk angle with respect to the vertical plane may be varied to accommodate tree trunks of different shapes. Lastly, the tree stand includes a large liquid reservoir to maintain the tree's moisture content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Inventor: Richard E. Cone
  • Patent number: 6665980
    Abstract: An apparatus, for example a stand, for supporting an object such as a house plant, with respect to a support post having a vertical axis. A container having a bottom surface which forms a receptacle is mateably engageable with a projection formed in a top surface of a drainage plate. The drainage plate is connected to an upper end portion of the support post, whereby the container is positioned with respect to the support post and aligned with the vertical axis. In one embodiment of this invention, the drainage plate is connected to an end portion of a mounting bracket, whereby the container is fixedly positioned with respect to a generally vertical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Inventor: Lawrence L. Laske, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6539665
    Abstract: A planter (10) having a vertical rabbet (12) for conformally engaging a post (14). The planter comprises a sidewall (18) and a bottom wall (20) that together define a cavity (22) for receiving potting soil or other material for supporting one or more plants and/or other items. A first portion (24) of the sidewall extends into the cavity to define the rabbet. A second portion (26) of the sidewall is preferably circular in shape and tapered so that the cavity is generally frusto-conical in shape. The rabbet includes a front face (28), a first lateral face (30) and a second lateral face (32), each for confronting a corresponding face of the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Inventor: Marcos Llona
  • Patent number: 6526693
    Abstract: An in-ground rechargeable planter assembly comprising a receptacle body having two or more recesses formed therein and further having a broad peripheral flange which lies at ground level when properly installed. Insert bodies which are precharged with soil and living plants are dropped into cavities in the receptacle body. The adjoining side walls of the cavities are fused together in a thermoforming operation to prevent flexing and hinging of the structure when under load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Insta-Bed Floral Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley Cochran
  • Patent number: 6523302
    Abstract: A unitary garden stake is provided from a formable length of tubing wherein an anvil is formed on an upper end of the tubular body and a wedge is formed on a lower end thereof. The anvil is formed by a plurality of longitudinal crimps along the length of the upper end. The wedge is formed by compressing the lower end of the unitary stake while removing a segment of the tubing wall near the lower end. The anvil is sufficiently strong to absorb the impact of blows administered to drive the wedge into underlying soil. A protective coating is applied to the stake when necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Inventor: Esmail Zayeratabat
  • Patent number: 6447813
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the in situ manufacture of plant extracts from living plants. Since the plant remains intact, a flower or other component of the plant can be extracted one or more times. Following the extraction process, the plant is typically able to continue with its lifecycle. Such extracts have a variety of uses including use for, but not limited to: herbal and homeopathic medicines, hair and skin treatments, and cosmetics. The present invention also relates to apparatus useful for manufacturing plant extracts from living plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: Brent W. Davis
  • Patent number: 6425555
    Abstract: A simple flower pot stand that is inserted into the soft ground wherein the device encompasses a tube with a beveled end and a flat end that is frictionally inserted into a receiving boss on the flower pot support. The flower pot support comprises a disk with a outer flange and an inner pocket to provide a reservoir for liquid that overflows from the plant pot. The receiving boss on the flower pot support is mounted on the bottom of the flower pot support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Inventor: Robert Hedeman
  • Patent number: 6263614
    Abstract: A base (2) for supporting artificial flowers or foliage comprises a spike (4) and one or more stem-supporting members (6, 8, 10) securable on the spike (4) by means of a securing member (12) which engages with the spike (4), the stem-supporting members (6, 8, 10) having a plurality of apertures for receiving stem ends of the flowers or foliage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: United Chinese Plastics Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yue Sin George Koo