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.
Abstract: A flower gift kit, the gift kit comprising: an enclosure (12); a presentation tray (9) for a flower (10); an insert (13) configured to be generally flat beneath said presentation tray between said presentation tray and a flower of said enclosure; and wherein said insert is user-erectable into a 3D stand for said flower.
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.
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.
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.
Abstract: A corsage pin and method for constructing a corsage facilitate attachment of a corsage to the corsage pin. The corsage pin includes a medal with a bendable and cutable post attached to the back of the medal and extending down. The corsage is positioned in front of the corsage pin, and the post is cut to a length approximately one inch below the lowest stem of the corsage, and then bent approximately 180 degrees. The stem(s) of the corsage are positioned to overlap the end of the bent post and tape is wrapped around the post and corsage. Two horizontally spaced apart pins on the back of the medal are inserted through a garment and bent 90 degrees to affix the corsage to the garment.
Abstract: The invention relates to securing gift items to a bouquet with the aid of a special support, preferably in the form of a wire bundle from which individual wires are splayed and provided with a mounted fastener to which the gift items can be adhered, for example.
Abstract: Spinning vase comprising a hollow member and an inner member inserted within the hollow member, the inner member comprising an ornament receiving top end for receiving a ornament such as a floral upwardly emanating beyond the open upper end of the hollow member, and a tapered bottom end terminating to a point gravity biased against a bottom interior surface of the hollow member for providing limited frictional engagement therewith such that the inner member rotates and/or spins about the point for rotating and/or spinning the floral as a function of an applied torque provided by vibration to the device or by a differential air pressure acting on the floral. A pliant bumper circumscribes the inner member for deflecting the inner member away from a sidewall of the hollow member to help sustain the rotation and/or spin of the ornament.
Abstract: Novel methods, apparatus and kits to provide a new presently-untapped market for state-of-the-art artificial flowers presently sold only as part of artificial plant assemblies that include artificial stems, branches, leaves, etc., the invention comprising various novel improved means, as well as kits including such means, for attaching such artificial flowers to non-blooming (pre-bloom, post-bloom or never-bloom) live vegeation having live stems, branches, leaves, etc., to simulate blooming thereof, for easy care-free instant yard beautification, said kits being devoid of artificial plant stems, branches, leaves, etc.
Abstract: A flower cup having a flared bell-like shape has a flared rim, tapered sides and a substantially flat base. The rim, sides and a portion of the base have a plurality of perforations running from the rim to the base, where the perforations meet a plurality of lines which radiate from the center of the base. The plurality of side perforations can be six and the plurality of base lines six. The side perforations align with the base lines. The plurality of base lines are partly perforated and partly cut, or half of the base lines are fully cut and the other half of the base lines are partly cut and partly perforated. The flower cup can have a stippled finish. A flower-stem protector has a straw sized to accommodate flower stems and having at least one rib on its proximal end, and a collar affixed to the proximal end of the straw.
September 19, 2002
Date of Patent:
August 24, 2004
Lone Wolf Trading Company, LLC
Terry Ann Domes, William Joseph Domes, Jr.
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.
Abstract: Device for presenting fresh products, in particular (cut) flowers, provided with containers for the fresh products which are arranged one above another and filled with liquid, at least one of which containers accommodates a liquid overflow for draining liquid therein to an underlying container, with the special feature that the liquid overflow is formed at least substantially by an at least partially lowered side wall of the container.
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.
Abstract: A decorative flower holder including a cylindrical section with one closed end and a resilient cap that fits over the open end of the cylinder. A small hole in the cap allows the placement of a flower stem through it. In addition, this decorative flower holder includes a means by which the flower vial assembly can be suspended or supported so that the item in the vial can be displayed in an ornamental fashion. With this supporting means, flowers or other plant material can be displayed in many different situations such as on a Christmas tree as an ornament, on a window, on a car rear view mirror, etc.
Abstract: A bloom support device for protecting a cut flower during shipping, the bloom support device having a concave body providing a substantially closed proximal end clearingly disposed about a stem of the flower and a substantially open distal end compressingly folding a bloom of the flower into a folded arrangement and retaining the folded arrangement in a secure shipping arrangement. The concave body has a stress intensification feature for tearing the bloom support device off of the bloom.
Abstract: An improved, removable adhesive hook and loop wall mount floral vase. The improved wall mount vase is principally intended for holding one or more buds or a bouquet of flowers, and comprises a vinyl outer body having a predetermined body shape, a predetermined diameter, a predetermined height, and a predetermined thickness. The preferred embodiment of the present invention further comprises a polyvinyl chloride ridged inner body of a predetermined width, height and thickness. The improved vase further comprises an adhesive hook and loop fastener means attached to the outer flat back-side wall of the vinyl vase, for easily mounting the vase onto a flat surface without use of metal fasteners or permanent bonding materials. The removable adhesive hook and loop fastener allows the removal of the vase for cleaning and refilling with water and floral arrangements. The adhesive fastener can be warmed and removed from walls and other flat surfaces with out damaging the surface.