Abstract: An arrangement for gathering fleas from fur with a comb (112) and wiping the fleas and loosened fur from the comb (112) so as to deposit them into a closeable container (101) for disposal. The container (101) has a rear end cap (102) in which moth balls may be mounted so that fumes fill the container. The front end cap (103) has a shaped opening (116) keyed to the shape of comb spline (113) to assist in guiding the comb (112) to wipers. The wipers are opposing blades (105) urged together but allow the comb (112) to be inserted between the blades (105), lifted through the blades (105) to remove the accumulated fleas and fur in a position to be deposited into the container (101). A cover (117) may be placed over the front end cap (103) to allow the vapors from the moth balls to act on the fleas. These active end caps may be removed for re-use on a new container (101). Disposable end caps are placed on each end of the container (101) and the used container (101) disposed.
Abstract: A garment fence for an embroidery hoop having an inner and outer hoop defining a sewing field and used for embroidering garments, and comprising a frame having a top and bottom edge inserted within the embroidery hoop and barrier device attached to the frame at the top edge and extending upwardly therefrom. The barrier device insures unimpeded movement of the embroidery hoop and such that the garment is controlled to insure that only the portion of the garment intending to be embroidered enters the sewing field.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a mail box mounting device comprising a lower body having mounting means such that the lower body can be mounted on a support structure and an upper body rotatably engaged to the lower body, such that the upper body can be rotated without rotating the lower body, and having fastening means such that a mail box can be fastened thereto. The present invention also has positioning means such that the upper body automatically returns to certain positions with respect to the lower body when the upper body is not being rotated.
Abstract: A specialized handle for hand held utensils adapted for use by individuals including those having physical impairments such as arthritis or poor motor skill functions is provided. The specialized handle which is typically formed from an elastomeric or plastic material has a substantial rectangular shape in cross-section along a first end and along a second end. The body of the handle has a narrow first end and an enlarged second end wherein the body tapers downwardly from the second end to the first end. The handle is also provided with a plurality of radially extending flanges located along the first end which provide a positive stop which precludes the undesired movement of the user's hand beyond the first end.
Abstract: A cutting board for cutting food articles comprising a relatively flat rectangular body with a handle, a cutting surface, a bottom surface, a juice channel, a sloping guide plane and leveling means. The cutting surface is curved to allow fluid to flow into the juice channel, the juice channel having grooves to allow fluid in the juice channel to be poured out. Raised teeth protruding from the cutting surface grip the article being cut. After the article is cut, it is guided off the cutting board by way of the shovel chute.
Abstract: A new and distinct bromeliad cultivar of the Guzmania family which produces bracts of a strong amaranth color which color commonly lasts three months, the leaves of the plant being variegated with strong white color throughout setting off the bract coloration not found in any known bromeliad.
Abstract: There is disclosed a representative plant of Dieffenbachia designated 61101, which is one displaying a variety of variegated areas on each leaf, none uniform, which are enclosed by a green border and thus become distinctive in and of themselves, the variegations being repeated in all the leaves and without uniformity.
Abstract: An Anthurium cultivar of vigorous growth, continuously and profusely producing blooms from white buds with petals having a front of white with pink blush centers and a back of white. The blooms retain their color as the plant matures. The bloom is very long lasting both on the plant and as a cut flower and exhibits no discoloration until at least four weeks from cutting.
Abstract: An Anthurium cultivar of vigorous growth, continuously and profusely producing blooms from red buds and with bright, solid red, very long lasting petals which retain their color as the plant matures. The bloom is very long lasting and exhibits no discoloration until at least four weeks from cutting.
Abstract: A cross of Aechmea cucculata `White` and Aechmea fasciata `Spineless` (both unpatented) which differs from other crosses of the same in the fact that it is spineless and has glaucous, silvery leaves and an upright growth setting off a vivid pink inflorescence.
Abstract: A Schefflera arboricola which truly a dwarf cultivar wherein the various dimensions of the plant parts are proportionally smaller, but is of substantially the same color as the usual plant, the instant plant having been asexually reproduced from a bud sport initially discovered on a normal sized Schefflera arboricola.
April 24, 1995
Date of Patent:
July 8, 1997
Pine Valley Nursery, Inc.
Ellsworth D. Bottoms, Luseane M. Bottoms
Abstract: The tree of this disclosure is a newly discovered and stability tested color sport of the parent variety `Cortland`, which I have named `NS-911`. The new tree is distinguished by having more highly colored fruit than that of `Cortland` and `Redcort`, a color sport from the same source, and as having less conspicuous stripes within and masked by a solid blush which covers substantially the entire surface of the fruit. The ground color of fruit skin of each variety is substantially the same, but differs in terms of degree of coverage, with ground color patches being essentially absent from the surface of the fruit of `NS-911`. The new tree is distinguished from `Lamont` in having standard bearing and tree habit.
Abstract: A sport of Guzmania `Minnie-Exodus` (unpatented) which differs from other Guzmania in the fact that it has tri-colored variegated leaves, white tipped floral bractlets and deep red inflorescence.
Abstract: There is disclosed a representative plant of Aglaonema designated `39303` which is one displaying variegated foliage consisting of three colors on the upper leaf surface, comprising dark green leaf margins that connect to a lighter grey-colored central area in an irregular pattern that often overlaps to produce small irregular patches of a third distinct foliar color of grey-green; leaf midrib and major lateral veins having showy greyed-yellow tint that highlights the other leaf colors; and a white petiole which accents the leaf coloration.
Abstract: A distinctive Dogwood cultivar of the Cornus florida genus and species having bracts which present an overall strong red appearance with white portions at the base of the bracts and white apical notches, the plant being vigorous and with distinct purplish red new growth, and resistance to powdery mildew.
Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Spathiphyllum characterized particularly as to novelty by leaf morphology that has a surface textured in a corrugated manner with margins having an undulating appearance, the resulting plant having desirable characteristics sought for commercial production.