Jardiniere (e.g., Decorative Wrapper) Patents (Class 47/72)
  • Patent number: 9414975
    Abstract: A process for forming an absorbent article comprising a substrate having a composite image printed thereon. The composite image includes artwork portions printed on the top and bottom surfaces of the printed article substrate, which are vertically aligned with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Clarissa Maldonado, John Carroll Molander, Alrick Vincent Warner, Thomas Alexander Horn
  • Patent number: 9241585
    Abstract: A decorative adjustable fabric plant pot sleeve for covering various sized plant pots is provided in which a non-elastic fabric covering is integrated with an elastic lattice structure so as to provide an adjustable plant pot sleeve without sacrificing the quality of the fabric covering that is to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventor: Merri Lee Marks
  • Patent number: 9051070
    Abstract: A preformed decorative wrapper for covering a flower pot and methods of production and use thereof are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder & William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8931212
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder & William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8887983
    Abstract: A foldable packaging which may include a liquid-resistant paperboard form that is foldable to provide an attractive stackable container that resists water leakage, can be assembled without fastening hardware and has concealed gussets. The packaging can be folded into overlapping flaps and wings which are folded and interlocked to define a generally trapezoidal packaging which can receive a variety of different pot sizes and types. The die cut pattern forming the packaging can be of a universal shape but formed in a variety of different sizes to accommodate different sized potted plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Kaltman, Richard C. Thibault, John R. Widener, Carol J. Moore
  • Publication number: 20140311028
    Abstract: A floral sleeve having a body and an insert or extension attached thereto is used to cover a pot. The sleeve may have a detachable upper portion for enclosing a floral grouping disposed within the pot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Donald E. Weder, Joseph G. Straeter, Michael R. Klemme
  • Patent number: 8763307
    Abstract: The present inventive concept(s) relates, in general, to articles that are packaged in a compressed state relative to an uncompressed fully articulated state and methods of making and using same. In a specific embodiment, but not to be considered as limiting, the articles so packaged in a compressed state are plant covers that are either substantially rigid and/or substantially flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder & William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8733016
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8726570
    Abstract: The flowerpot doily-supporting accessory includes a cross brace and a plurality of leg supports that extend downwardly therefrom. The cross brace is a curved bar that enables a doily to be draped thereon in order to form an assembly. The leg supports include at least one leg located on opposing sides of the cross brace which extend downwardly and include a pointed in for insertion into potting soil or a pumpkin. The assembly is adorned along a front surface of the flowerpot in order to provide a decoration thereon, and may alternatively be employed along a front surface of a pumpkin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew D. Heintz, Sharon K. Heintz
  • Patent number: 8726571
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8601738
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for forming a flower pot cover with at least one indented portion to retain the flower pot cover on the flower pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and William A. Straeter
    Inventors: Wanda M. Weder, William F. Straeter
  • Publication number: 20130263506
    Abstract: A decorative cover is provided with a texture and/or appearance simulating the texture and/or appearance of cloth. The decorative cover is formed of paper and/or polymeric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Publication number: 20130239478
    Abstract: A decorative cover positionable about a flower pot has a texture and/or appearance simulating the texture and/or appearance of paper on at least a portion of at least one surface thereof while exhibiting improved durability and decreased sensitivity to water, humidity and pressure when compared to a decorative cover formed of paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 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
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8490329
    Abstract: A decorative cover for a flower pot is constructed of a sheet of material having at least one extension attached to a portion of the sheet of material. The sheet of material is formed about the flower pot to provide a decorative cover having the appearance of being formed of at least two separate, unattached sheets of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder & William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8484891
    Abstract: A decorative cover positionable about a flower pot is formed of a polymeric material or a laminated polymeric material. The decorative cover has a texture and/or appearance simulating the texture and/or appearance of paper on at least a portion of one surface thereof while exhibiting improved durability and decreased sensitivity to water, humidity and pressure when compared to a decorative cover formed of paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder & William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8434263
    Abstract: A plant packaging and covering system including a floral sleeve having a decorative pattern thereon. The sleeve may have a lower portion sized to cover a pot and an upper portion which can surround a plant disposed in the pot and which can be detached after the protective function of the upper portion is complete or which can be used to support the sleeve from a support device prior to use. The decorative pattern preferably has an arcuate upper boundary in the flattened condition which when opened gives the sleeve the appearance of having an upper edge which is parallel to the upper rim of the pot disposed within the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder & William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Publication number: 20130097926
    Abstract: A decorative cover for a flower pot is constructed of a sheet of material having at least one extension attached to a portion of the sheet of material. The sheet of material is formed about the flower pot to provide a decorative cover having the appearance of being formed of at least two separate, unattached sheets of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicants: of the Family Trust, U/T/A
    Inventor: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter, not individually but Solely as Trustees of the Family Trust, U/T/A
  • Patent number: 8413376
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8413375
    Abstract: The present inventive concept(s) relates, in general, to articles that are packaged in a compressed state relative to an uncompressed fully articulated state and methods of making and using same. In a specific embodiment, but not to be considered as limiting, the articles so packaged in a compressed state are plant covers that are either substantially rigid and/or substantially flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder & William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8353128
    Abstract: A wrapper for wrapping a flower pot and/or floral grouping is disclosed. The wrapper is constructed of a sheet of material having an extension attached to a portion of the sheet of material. When the wrapper is formed about a flower pot to form a decorative cover, upper edges of the sheet of material and extension cooperate to form a skirt portion preferably having at least two separate edges providing a “two-sheet” effect in the decorative cover. The wrapper may have extensions on opposing ends of the sheet of material and may have one or more additional overlapping extensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder & William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8353127
    Abstract: A flower pot in combination with a retaining medium for holding and retaining a floral grouping is disclosed. The flower pot includes a base portion defining a receiving space for receiving at least a portion of the retaining medium so as to hold and retain the retaining medium. The base portion is constructed of a thermoformed plastic material, and has an upper end, a lower end, and a sidewall extending between the upper end and the lower end. The sidewall is substantially devoid of overlapping folds and has decorative ornamentation associated with at least a portion of the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter
    Inventors: Antonio V. Alcazar, 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: 20130000198
    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: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8341883
    Abstract: A plant packaging and covering system comprising a floral sleeve having a lower portion and optionally an upper detachable portion which may be sized to surround a plant disposed in a pot. The floral sleeve has a lower end having an angular arcuate portion for improving the conformation of the sleeve to the shape of a pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder & William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8341882
    Abstract: A plant package includes a flower pot containing a floral grouping and a flexible sleeve which may be provided with detaching elements at preselected areas. When the sleeve is positioned about the flower pot, a decorative lower portion of the sleeve contains the flower pot, and a skirt portion of the sleeve is disposed about a lower portion of the floral grouping contained within the flower pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder & William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8302347
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder & William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Publication number: 20120255227
    Abstract: A plant packaging and covering system comprising a floral sleeve having a lower portion and optionally an upper detachable portion which may be sized to surround a plant disposed in a pot. The floral sleeve has a lower end having an angular arcuate portion for improving the conformation of the sleeve to the shape of a pot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Publication number: 20120240465
    Abstract: A wrapper for wrapping a flower pot and/or floral grouping is disclosed. The wrapper is constructed of a sheet of material having an extension attached to a portion of the sheet of material. When the wrapper is formed about a flower pot to form a decorative cover, upper edges of the sheet of material and extension cooperate to form a skirt portion preferably having at least two separate edges providing a “two-sheet” effect in the decorative cover. The wrapper may have extensions on opposing ends of the sheet of material and may have one or more additional overlapping extensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8245442
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Publication number: 20120192488
    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: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8225550
    Abstract: The presently disclosed and claimed inventive concept(s) relates to methods for providing decorative covers, decorative collars and decorative cover-collar combinations for covering a flower pot. The decorative covers and/or collars are formed from a variety of configurations of heat shrinkable sheet of material placed over all or a portion of a peripheral surface of the flower pot and then heated to shrink the sheet of material into a pressing engagement against the outer peripheral surface of the flower pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8205382
    Abstract: A wrapper for wrapping a flower pot and/or floral grouping is disclosed. The wrapper is constructed of a sheet of material having an extension attached to a portion of the sheet of material. When the wrapper is formed about a flower pot to form a decorative cover, upper edges of the sheet of material and extension cooperate to form a skirt portion preferably having at least two separate edges providing a “two-sheet” effect in the decorative cover. The wrapper may have extensions on opposing ends of the sheet of material and may have one or more additional overlapping extensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8205383
    Abstract: A plant packaging and covering system comprising a floral sleeve having a lower portion and optionally an upper detachable portion which may be sized to surround a plant disposed in a pot. The floral sleeve has a lower end having an angular arcuate portion for improving the conformation of the sleeve to the shape of a pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Staeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8201360
    Abstract: A method of covering a potted plant or a floral grouping with a floral sleeve. The sleeve has, in one embodiment, a plurality of randomly positioned overlapping folds disposed in a sidewall of the sleeve. The sleeve optionally has a detachable upper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder & William F. Staeter
    Inventors: Donald E. Weder, Joseph G. Straeter, Paul Fantz
  • Patent number: 8191309
    Abstract: A flower pot in combination with a retaining medium for holding and retaining a floral grouping is disclosed. The flower pot includes a base portion defining a receiving space for receiving at least a portion of the retaining medium so as to hold and retain the retaining medium. The base portion is constructed of a thermoformed plastic material, and has an upper end, a lower end, and a sidewall extending between the upper end and the lower end. The sidewall is substantially devoid of overlapping folds and has decorative ornamentation associated with at least a portion of the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder & William F. Straeter
    Inventors: Antonio V. Alcazar, Donald E. Weder
  • Publication number: 20120131851
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a planter slip-cover to provide a decorative covering around a planter or pot while offering structural support to the planter base and top edge. The planter slip-cover comprises a sleeve extending vertically around an outer surface of a planter, a bottom plate located at a lower portion of the sleeve, where the bottom plate rests beneath a base of the planter, a lip located at an upper portion of the sleeve, where the lip fits around a top edge of the planter, and a set of perforated flanges affixed within the lip wherein the set of perforated flanges are removed individually to create a customized fit around the top edge of the planter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventors: James Bell, Naomi Bell
  • Publication number: 20120117873
    Abstract: Sheets of material having a first printed pattern disposed on or visible through an upper surface thereof and a second printed pattern disposed on or visible through a lower surface thereof are disclosed, as well as methods for producing same. Such sheets of material may be employed to provide a decorative cover for a floral grouping or a decorative cover for a flower pot; or to form a preformed flower pot cover for covering a flower pot; or to provide a sleeve for wrapping or covering a floral grouping or a flower pot; or to provide a ribbon material. The sheets of material of the presently disclosed and claimed inventive concept(s) may be constructed of a single layer of material or multiple layers of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8171670
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in general, to articles that are packaged in a compressed state relative to an uncompressed fully articulated state and methods of making and using same. In a specific embodiment, but not to be considered as limiting, the articles so packaged in a compressed state are plant covers that are either substantially rigid and/or substantially flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Publication number: 20120023820
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for forming a flower pot cover with at least one indented portion to retain the flower pot cover on the flower pot. The apparatus includes a male and female die. The female die has a plurality of fingers movable radially into an opening of the female die. The male die has a recess formed between the lower end and the upper end and adapted to receive the fingers of the female die to form the at least one indented portion of the flower pot cover when the sheet of material is pressed between the female die and the male die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Donald E. Weder, Michael J. King
  • Patent number: 8104225
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method of covering a flower pot with an oversized sleeve, as well as a plant package formed therefrom. The sleeve has an inner diameter which is greater than the maximum diameter of a pot disposed therein. The sleeve may have a detachable upper portion, a skirt portion with a linear or non-linear upper end, or with or without gussets in the lower end or sides. The sleeve may be secured about the pot by crimping a portion of the sleeve having a bonding material thereon, or by using a securing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder & 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: 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: 8091278
    Abstract: A flower pot in combination with a retaining medium for holding and retaining a floral grouping. The flower pot includes a base portion defining a receiving space for receiving at least a portion of the retaining medium so as to hold and retain the retaining medium. The base portion is constructed of a thermoformed plastic material, and has an upper end, a lower end, and a sidewall extending between the upper end and the lower end. The sidewall is substantially devoid of overlapping folds and has decorative ornamentation associated with at least a portion of the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter, not individually but soley as Trustees of The Family Trust
    Inventors: Antonio V. Alcazar, Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8061081
    Abstract: A wrapper for wrapping a flower pot and/or floral grouping is disclosed. The wrapper is constructed of a sheet of material having an extension attached to a portion of the sheet of material. When the wrapper is formed about a flower pot to form a decorative cover, upper edges of the sheet of material and extension cooperate to form a skirt portion preferably having at least two separate edges providing a “two-sheet” effect in the decorative cover. The wrapper may have extensions on opposing ends of the sheet of material and may have one or more additional overlapping extensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8056283
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for forming a flower pot cover with at least one indented portion to retain the flower pot cover on the flower pot. The apparatus includes a male and female die. The female die has a plurality of fingers movable radially into an opening of the female die. The male die has a recess formed between the lower end and the upper end and adapted to receive the fingers of the female die to form the at least one indented portion of the flower pot cover when the sheet of material is pressed between the female die and the male die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter
    Inventors: Donald E. Weder, Michael J. King