Specific Container Material Patents (Class 47/65.7)
  • Publication number: 20150143747
    Abstract: A floral display comprising a frame for securing water retaining florist foam in a decorative shape that may be hung for display. The floral display frame provides for simple securing of the foam and allows access to the foam for complete floral coverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Jolly Blossoms LLC
    Inventors: Maryam Mowla, Siavash Hozhabri
  • Publication number: 20150135589
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing a plant receptacle wherein the following steps are performed: a) a PLA thread is co-extruded with a flexible aliphatic polyester, said flexible aliphatic polyester comprising 10 wt % to 30 wt % bamboo material, such that the flexible aliphatic polyester covers the PLA thread, thereby creating a weldable biodegradable thread; b) using said weldable biodegradable thread in a woven or non-woven process, making a permeable sheet material; c) continuously forming said sheet material into a continuous receptacle, by bringing the side edges of said sheet material into contact and welding said side edges together; d) cutting said continuous receptacle in predetermined lengths thereby creating separate plant receptacles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Merethe Ellegaard, Carsten Kulmbach
  • Publication number: 20150047256
    Abstract: A vessel for containing, cultivating and suspending plants. The vessel consolidates and reduces the time necessary for the process of sowing seeds, transplanting plants, growing plants, recycling plant materials, dismantling and storage, by simplifying and reducing the number of process steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Michael H. Redler
  • Publication number: 20150040474
    Abstract: A plant pot with Elevated Ventilation Hole (EVH) comprises a pot section having a bottom wall and a side wall surrounding and connected to the bottom wall, the bottom wall and the side wall together defining an accommodation space for accommodating soil and plants, a bottom surface of the bottom wall having an inward recess portion with an adjustable height, the height being capable of manually adjusted to form a ventilation hole correspondingly, wherein a position of the ventilation hole corresponds to the adjustable height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Bret E. Lee, Jason Jen Sen Lee
  • Patent number: 8950110
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a foldable planter or holder. The planter or holder of the present invention includes one or more foldable compartments defined by an array of panels. Each compartment includes one or more upright panels to form an upright core; one or more movable panels to form a trough used for planting or storing belongings; and one or more fold lines, wherein at least one fold line is between the one or more upright panels and the one or more movable panels. In an embodiment, each panel is attached to at least one adjacent panel along a fold line. When the planter or holder is not in use, the movable panel pair folds at a fold line between the upright panel and the movable panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph F Fula
  • Publication number: 20150020449
    Abstract: The simulated palm tree trunk planter combines the head of a living palm tree with a faux trunk and trunk top that simulates the trunk and trunk top of a real palm tree. This arrangement permits the tree to assume a relatively tall, mature status without the long growing period required. The faux trunk and trunk top are fabricated from molded plastic and can be designed to simulate any of the various species of popular landscape palm trees. The trunk top is provided with an open cavity adapted to receive the head of a living palm tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Glen R. SUCHECKI
  • Patent number: 8910418
    Abstract: A floatable plant growth system is provided. The system comprises an upper tray (10) and a lower tray (20). The upper tray has a plurality of downwardly tapering cells (11) for receiving plant growth material, with each of the plant cells having an opening (13) at its bottom. The lower tray has a plurality of upwardly tapering cells (21) that trap air, enabling the system to float in use. The upper tray is removably mateable with the lower tray such that the plant cells of the upper tray are located in the space (27) between the air cells of the lower tray. The lower tray is provided with a plurality of openings (26). When the upper and lower trays are mated together and placed in a body of liquid, liquid enters the mated tray configuration (10, 20) through the openings (26) of the lower tray, fills the space (27) that is below the plant cells (11) between the air cells (21) of the lower tray, and in use may be taken up through the bottom opening (13) of each upper tray plant cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Khay Chong Khoo
  • Publication number: 20140259914
    Abstract: A hollow pot includes a pot unit and a hollow tube. The hollow tube is a hollow unit and installed to inner surface of a mold set before pressurized air is introduced in the mold set and before the mold set is closed. A probe is inserted into the mold set and blows the plastic material in the mold set. The plastic material expands and contacts against the inner surface of the mold set, and seals the connection holes of the hollow tube. The plastic material is extended and broken to match upon the connection holes of the hollow tube. The plastic material is solidified to form the pot unit. The pot unit is air-tightly connected to the hollow tube, and the conjunction area of the hollow tube communicates with the space in the pot unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Chin Tai TSAI
  • Publication number: 20140215920
    Abstract: A hydroponic apparatus and a collecting device are provided. The collecting device includes at least two hollow containers, a connection part and two handles. Each of the hollow containers has an interior adapted to be stuffed with a porous adsorption material. The connection part is adapted to physically connecting one of the hollow containers to next one of the hollow containers in order. The two handles are disposed on the outermost two of the hollow containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Chou-Chiang KUO, Min-Chung CHENG, Che-Wei CHANG
  • Publication number: 20140208645
    Abstract: Methods to grow, provide and plant a young tree using a novel removable tubular container are disclosed. The container promotes the growth of a well formed protected root structure that minimizes transplant shock at the time the young tree is moved and permanently planted. The removable container and methods described provide for a fast growing inexpensive tree that is easily planted by a single person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Link Guggenheim, Roy Ray Odle
  • Publication number: 20140165464
    Abstract: A non-cylindrical planting bed in rectangular, square or oval configuration for containing plant growth media and plants. The bed has a bottom wall, an exterior side wall, and either one or two semi-cylindrical walls inside and secured to the outer wall, or two cylindrical walls either wholly inside or having a portion forming a portion of the exterior side wall for strengthening of the bed. In forms having two cylindrical or two semi-cylindrical inner walls, cross walls may extend across the bed between straight side wall portions of the side wall to strengthen the straight side wall portions against outward displacement when the bed is filled with plant growth media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Barry D. Setzer
  • Publication number: 20140144077
    Abstract: A plant cultivating pot is disclosed. The pot has top and bottom wall spaced apart by a sidewall or panel. The cross-section of the top is larger than the bottom wall so that the sidewall is inwardly sloped from the bottom wall to the. Openings in the sidewall provide points for planting a plant in media for supporting plant growth from within the interior volume of the body of the pot. The increasing cross-section of the pot from the top to the bottom maximizes exposure of each plant to sunlight. A frusto-pyramidal shaped, non-woven geotextile material provides an optimal shape and material for the body of the pot for growing strawberries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: GARDENS ALIVE! INC.
    Inventor: Craig Harmer
  • Patent number: 8707618
    Abstract: A green roof planter module includes a planter including a bottom wall, a plurality of sidewalls each including an upper portion and a lower portion, wherein the bottom wall and the plurality of sidewalls cooperate with one another to form an interior space, and a biodegradable collar member extending upwardly from at least a select one of the biodegradable sidewalls, wherein at least a portion of the collar member is in-molded within the upper portion of at least one of the sidewalls, and wherein the collar member is adapted to retain a plant matter that extends above the plurality of sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. MacKenzie
  • Publication number: 20140109477
    Abstract: The Gardening Bucket is a portable, self-watering plastic container. The design is shown with a 5 gallon container, filled at the bottom with a water-wicking hydroponics styrofoam material. The design has an external watering port, allowing the plant to be watered from the bottom of the container, and allowing the water to be absorbed by the plant through the hydroponics material as the plant needs water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth Ted Goodson, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140059928
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus and associated methods for more efficiently managing factors critical to the efficient production of beneficial plant life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Edward McAleer
  • Publication number: 20140053464
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for facilitating the germination of seeds and growth of seedlings. One aspect of the invention provides a seed kit. The seed kit may comprise a biodegradable germination cup having a base having one or more apertures, a one-piece biodegradable germination pad capable of retaining water and sized to be received in the base of the germination cup without falling through the one or more apertures, and a biodegradable seedling cup sized to receive the germination cup. The seed kit may further comprise other components, such as a growth medium, a seed, a lid/base, a stirring stick, etc. Another aspect of the invention relates to methods wherein a seed is germinated and nurtured to a seedling by using a germination pad, a germination cup, and a seedling cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: C. WALLI VENTURES INC.
    Inventor: C. WALLI VENTURES INC.
  • Publication number: 20130340334
    Abstract: A plant growing device includes an envelope made of a vacuum formed film and having substantially planar first and second walls interconnected by a surrounding wall. A plant growing medium is enclosed by the envelope. The first and second walls each has a plurality of micro-holes, and a network of interconnected ribs that are indented from an outer surface of the first or second wall to define a plurality of flow guide channels. The second wall further has openings to receive plants. The first wall further has drain holes. The envelope has high air permeability due to the micro-holes while still possessing a relative high strength due to the network of ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Chen-Cheng Huang, Pao-Hao Huang, Pao-Han Huang
  • Patent number: 8607500
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a root orb system and method comprising a mass of organic moss molded onto and weaved around a plant root. It also comprises a method of forming said root orb comprising the steps of: a) placing a mass of dehydrating organic moss on a flat surface; b) rehydrating the moss with water; c) hand-pressing the moss; d) molding the moss onto the plant root; and e) wrapping the molded moss with a string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Renee Molina
  • Publication number: 20130318871
    Abstract: A planter includes a lid and a container. The container has an upper side, a lower side, and a plurality of lateral walls extending between the upper side and lower side. The upper side, lower side, and lateral walls of the container define a container interior configured to retain a growth medium. The upper side of the container includes an opening configured to provide access to the container interior, and the lower side includes a plurality of drainage apertures or holes. One or more protrusions extend from at least one of an first face of the lid and the exterior of the lower side of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Eco Box Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Linda Street, Brian Street
  • Publication number: 20130305604
    Abstract: An ornamental horticultural pot and a method for producing an ornamental horticultural pot comprising the steps of positioning and stacking stones (P) in the form of a wall against the internal walls of a mould (M) which has a predefined shape corresponding to the desired external shape of the horticultural pot; distributing a pasty binding component (B) over the bottom of the mould (M) and against the internal wall formed by the stack of stones (P); perforating the pasty binding component (B) in order to position at least one part that unblocks a hole (O) provided in the bottom of the mould (M) for draining water, said part having a height greater than the planned thickness of the bottom of the pot; allowing the pasty binding component (B) to dry for a length of time so that it solidifies; and removing the resulting horticultural pot from the mould (M).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Nicolas Kaya
  • Publication number: 20130305602
    Abstract: Provided is a raised-bed gardening container, including a base, a feeding tube, and a cover frame. The base may include a bottom edge; a top rim at least 36 inches above the bottom edge; an exterior sidewall extending between the bottom edge and the top rim; an interior sidewall extending from the top rim to a bottom interior, the interior sidewall and bottom interior defining an interior volume for containing a gardening media, the interior volume having a diameter of greater than approximately four feet; a feeding tube support generally centrally disposed in the base; and a gardener passage extending to the feeding tube support and having a width configured to allow a gardener to walk through the gardener passage to the feeding tube support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Rick E. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8584399
    Abstract: A planter having a body with a base and a depending sidewall is disclosed. The body has at least three layers, an outer layer, a central layer, and an inner layer. The outer layer is a polyurethane foam. The central layer is fiberglass. The inner layer is polyester resin. A method of making the planter is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Ames True Temper, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Price
  • Publication number: 20130283685
    Abstract: An anti-penetration and gas permeable potting container and preparation method thereof are disclosed. The anti-penetration and gas permeable potting container is made by bonding aggregate particles with hydrophobic binder, and pores which allow gas molecules to penetrate and liquid water molecules not to penetrate are formed between adjacent aggregate particles. Further, a potting planting container applying said potting container is disclosed, wherein it includes a cultivating layer, and a base anti-penetration layer formed of waterproof and gas permeable particles which is provided between the potting container and the bottom of the cultivating layer. Pores which allow gas molecules to penetrate and liquid water molecules not to penetrate are formed between adjacent waterproof and gas permeable particles. Said pores are thoroughly distributed on the base anti-penetration layer. The container can prevent water from flowing from its bottom, and has gas permeable property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Beijing Rechsand Science & Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shengyi Qin, Wenxing Hu, Zhenbang Wang
  • Publication number: 20130263505
    Abstract: The invention provides a flower pot configured specifically to be easily mounted atop a waterfront piling to increase attractiveness of the waterfront experience and to prevent nautical birds from landing and soiling the pilings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Iesals
  • Publication number: 20130227880
    Abstract: A formulation for a recycled plastic, composite composition, and a method of making the composite composition, is provided. The composite composition includes recycled EVA plastic from 30% to 80%, a stone powder from 20% to 70%; percentages by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: ATT SOUTHERN, INC.
    Inventor: Yu Bo
  • Publication number: 20130227881
    Abstract: A composition for a recycled plastic composite composition, and a method of making the composite composition, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: ATT SOUTHERN INC.
    Inventor: Yu Bo
  • Publication number: 20130205661
    Abstract: A preformed decorative wrapper for covering a flower pot has an open upper end, an open lower end, and a sidewall extending therebetween. At least a portion of the preformed decorative wrapper extends beyond an upper end of the pot and at least a portion of a lower end of the flower pot extends through the open lower end of the preformed decorative wrapper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicants: Trust U/T/A
    Inventor: Wanda M. Weder & William F. Straeter, not individually but solely as Trustees of the Family Trust U/T/A
  • Publication number: 20130185993
    Abstract: A horticultural therapy apparatus is accessible to a practitioner who occupies a wheelchair. The horticultural therapy apparatus presents a raised and stable working surface that can be easily accessed by a person in a wheelchair or by a person otherwise operating with impaired or limited mobility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Terry N. Garrett
  • Publication number: 20130180174
    Abstract: A green roof planter module includes a planter including a bottom wall, a plurality of sidewalls each including an upper portion and a lower portion, wherein the bottom wall and the plurality of sidewalls cooperate with one another to form an interior space, and a biodegradable collar member extending upwardly from at least a select one of the biodegradable sidewalls, wherein at least a portion of the collar member is in-molded within the upper portion of at least one of the sidewalls, and wherein the collar member is adapted to retain a plant matter that extends above the plurality of sidewalls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: Hortech, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130180173
    Abstract: Composition and method for preparing artificial seeds of plantlets that can be developed into grown plants for propagation in the field are disclosed. In one embodiment, the artificial seeds are developed in degradable containers. The disclosed methods also allow for rapid propagation of in demand plants, such as sugarcane, to meet the ever increasing global demand for this plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130174483
    Abstract: Composition and method for preparing artificial seeds of plantlets that can be developed into grown plants for propagation in the field are disclosed. In one embodiment, the artificial seeds are developed in degradable containers. The disclosed methods also allow for rapid propagation of in demand plants, such as sugarcane, to meet the ever increasing global demand for this plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130174481
    Abstract: A seedling tray includes a top body member constructed of a rigid solid plastic material having a plurality of planting cells formed in an upper surface with each of the cells converging downwardly and inwardly to define an opening at the bottom thereof. A plurality of air chambers are formed between adjacent ones of the cells which are closed at the bottom by a bottom plate member constructed of a rigid plastic material which is fixedly attached to the body member and which has openings therein corresponding in number and alignment with the openings of the bottoms of the cells which are sealingly engaged with the openings in the bottom plate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Buckhorn, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. MILLER, Jose Alessio PANOSSO
  • Publication number: 20130174482
    Abstract: A pot for containing a plant such as a flower plant, having a bottom peripheral edge adapted for insertion or installation into a garden bed. In one embodiment, the pot is a normal truncated conical shape and the lower peripheral edge is irregular so as to use that bottom edge to more securely position the pot within a hole in the ground. The irregularity of the lower peripheral edge can be a plurality of teeth that bite into the ground and position the pot in the hole when the user rotates the pot while forcing it downwardly toward the ground. The bottom edge is thus used to cause the pot to settle firmly within the hole dug in the ground. In another embodiment, the pot is empty and is installed in the garden to provide decoration, by positioning the pot against the garden bed, and then pushing the pot into place. The upper rim of the pot may be decorative and may be located above the level of the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: Julie A. GALDI
  • Patent number: 8474181
    Abstract: A biodegradable plant pot is formed from a paperboard-based blank wrapped about an axis and having a first longitudinal edge portion overlapping and adhered to an opposite second longitudinal edge portion of the blank so as to form an overlap seam. The blank is oriented with the machine direction of the paperboard running substantially parallel to the axis and the cross-machine direction running substantially circumferentially about the side wall, such that the machine direction of the paperboard runs lengthwise along the overlap seam. Cuts are formed in the side wall adjacent to and at circumferentially opposite sides of one end of the overlap seam, the cuts being confined to a localized region adjacent the one end of the overlap seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: John F. Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20130152466
    Abstract: A convertible planting system includes a flexible sheet of material bent into an overlapped configuration to form a container defining an interior volume, the flexible sheet having a first broad surface covered with an engageable loop material, and a second broad surface from which touch fastener hooks extend in an area overlapping the first broad surface with the sheet of material bent to form the container; with the hooks releasably engaged with the loop material, and soil filling at least a portion of the interior volume of the container and in contact with the loop material. A gardener may plant a seed in the convertible planting system, peel back a portion of the sheet of material forming a wall of the container by releasably disengaging hooks and loops of the sheet of material, and reattach the portion of the sheet of material by reengaging the hooks and loops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: James M. Hillson, Mohit Gidwani, Mary L. Watts, Derrick Slowikowski
  • Publication number: 20130145689
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hanging planter for growing plants upside down. Because the planter has a flat bottom, plants may be grown in the planter right side up. At a convenient time the planter may be turned to hang upside down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: INNOVATIVE GARDEN SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Dean Luurtsema, David J. Luurtsema, Robert S. Arnold
  • Patent number: 8458955
    Abstract: A seed and plant growth medium module includes a seed embedded in plant growth medium which is encapsulated in a biodegradable moisture retaining shell. The shell has a bottom with an upper covering. A root opening is provided in the bottom to allow egress of roots as the seed germinates. A plant egress opening is provided in the upper covering to allow upward growth of a plant resulting when the seed germinates. At least one water entry opening is provided in the shell to allow entry of moisture into the shell to wet the plant growth medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: David Larsen
  • Publication number: 20130139438
    Abstract: A hanging basket for plants, flowers, etc. is provided which may be moved from a collapsed position to an extended position. When in the extended position, the hanging basket may support plants, flowers or the like therein. When collapsed, the basket occupies very little space for shipping and storage purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: Raymon W. LUSH
  • Publication number: 20130133254
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide hangers and hanging systems for molded pulp fiber hanging pots and baskets, for instance for growing and/or displaying plants. In various embodiments, these molded pulp fiber basket systems may have a lip and/or rim onto which a set of resilient clips may attach to provide support to the basket, and the rim may have a rolled, domed, wedge-shaped, triangular, or flat profile, or any other profile that allows the clips to be mounted easily and that is capable of supporting the weight of the basket in a fully-loaded state. In various embodiments, each clip may include a retaining member and a biasing member, and may also include an optional internal and/or external structural projection. Each clip may couple to or be integral with a corresponding support strand, and all of the support strands may couple to or be integral with a hook or other hanging element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: Western Pulp Products Company
    Inventor: Western Pulp Products Company
  • Publication number: 20130133253
    Abstract: A biodegradable plant container made from a cellulosically derived polymer is coated with an enhancer to facilitate biodegradation of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: ASPEN ACQUISITION CORPORATION
    Inventor: ASPEN ACQUISITION CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8434261
    Abstract: The Invention relates to a planting pot made of plastic and having a bottom provided with holes, comprising in particular a multipart base region forming a first plane for setting the planting pot on a contact surface, wherein the base region is interrupted by at least one channel leading to the outside on the edge, wherein in an area adjoining the base region the planting pot comprises a hole, which is arranged at a distance from a channel for draining a bottom planting pot region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Poppelmann Holding GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Norbert Nobbe
  • Patent number: 8429852
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a foldable planter. The planter of the present invention includes one or more foldable compartments defined by an array of panels. Each compartment includes one or more upright panels to form an upright core; one or more movable panels to form a trough used for planting; and one or more fold lines, wherein at least one fold line between the one or more upright panels and the one or more movable panels. In an embodiment, each panel is attached to at least one adjacent panel along a fold line. When the planter is not in use, the movable panel pair folds at a fold line between the upright panel and the movable panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph F. Fula
  • Publication number: 20130081326
    Abstract: A Modular Concrete Interlocking Box System and method for constructing the same, comprising at least two rectangular caps having two short sides, two long sides, and a consistent thickness from a first cap overhang to a second cap overhang, including at least two notches located adjacent to each overhang along one long side of the cap, and at least two rectangular panels having two short sides, two long sides, and a consistent thickness from a first panel overhang to a second panel overhang, including at least two notches adjacent to each overhang along both long sides of the panel, such that the notches and the overhangs are constructed and arranged to fittingly interlock the caps with the panels such that a four sided box is formed having the overhangs provide an external leverage grip to easily align the courses and square the internal corners of the four sided box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventor: Gary Peterson
  • Publication number: 20130042528
    Abstract: A tree surround planter pot with a pair of identical planter pot halves, a plurality of male and female locking members and a pair of false floor panels. The identical planter pot halves attach to each other at their vertical perimeter edges by the locking members. The resulting planter pot surround has a large aperture in its base to allow a tree that is planted in the ground to appear as if it is growing from within the confines of the pot. The false floor panels rest on internal ledges near the top of the pot so that decorative rocks or soil and flowers can be placed near the top portion of the pot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: Bobby B. Nason
  • Patent number: 8371067
    Abstract: An improved plant container comprised of a cement or stucco exterior coating over wire mesh enclosed polystyrene block segments formed from smaller cube segments. This provides for a planter lighter in weight with effective drainage and moisture retention. The planter allows for effective illuminated signage displays for various advertising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: William Ahmadi
  • Publication number: 20130014436
    Abstract: Large or macro planter structures for comparatively large plantings for use in large spaces formed from planter modules, which planter structures are assembled on-site with extremely large dimensions, e.g., several hundred feet, to provide unusual and stunning visual effects and which structures include lighted cladding walls which may also function as lighted advertising displays visible from great distances owing to their size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Lawrence Shepps
  • Publication number: 20130000196
    Abstract: A collapsible and/or erectable shape-sustaining flower pot having a substantially erect condition and substantially collapsed condition is disclosed. The collapsible and/or erectable shape-sustaining container may be provided with at least one condition modifying element to facilitate erecting and/or collapsing the flower pot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Publication number: 20130000195
    Abstract: A collapsible and/or erectable shape-sustaining container having a substantially erect condition and substantially collapsed condition is disclosed. The collapsible and/or erectable shape-sustaining container is provided with at least one condition modifying element to facilitate erecting and/or collapsing the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Publication number: 20120324787
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for cultivating one or more plants, wherein the apparatus has at least one first chamber and at least one second chamber which are separated from one another by at least one first partition wall, wherein the inner spaces of the first and second chambers communicate by one or more communication openings in the first partition wall, and wherein the apparatus has at least one adjustment device which is arranged and designed so that a change in the position and/or a change in the shape of the first partition wall takes place on an actuation of the adjustment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: HORTICOOP B.V.
    Inventors: Kamal DAAS, Talal DAAS, Peter VAN DER DRIFT
  • Publication number: 20120311928
    Abstract: A container for growing plant includes a main body, a seed coating and at least a seed. The main body is composed of a biodegradable plastic material and has a seed portion. The seed coating is composed of the biodegradable plastic material and is disposed in the seed portion. The at least a seed is sealed in the seed portion of the main body through the seed coating. After a user uses up a content in the container for growing plant, the waste container can be buried into the soil to be biodegraded by the microorganism in the soil so that the seed inside the container is contacted with the air, the water and the soil to germinates, thereby growing the valuable plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: HAIR O'RIGHT INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: WANG-PING KO, Shiue-Chiau Liu, Kuei-Jen Chang