Patents by Inventor Joep PATERNOSTRE

Joep PATERNOSTRE has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190098847
    Abstract: A system and device used to promote healthy growth and reduce damage to hydroponically grown flower bulbs during their transportation, storage and display. A transparent container is adapted and arranged with a support device and a snap-fit cover which act to reduce movement of fluids within the container in transit, thereby reducing spillage and minimizing damage to the flower bulbs. The support device contains a plurality of recessed inserts to secure flowers in an upright position and accommodate bulb growth without causing damage to the bulb. The snap-fit cover creates a reservoir chamber which prevents fluid from spilling out of the container if the container is tipped or subjected to unpredictable forces or motion during transportation. The hydroponic container is ready to be displayed and marketed as soon as it is shipped from the distributor, thereby minimizing retailer and consumer involvement and expenditure of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Joep Paternostre, Gilles Paternostre, Reinier Smit, Dennis H. Owens
  • Publication number: 20110277381
    Abstract: A biodegradable container for planting bulbs may include a plurality of layers with pre-positioned bulbs for each layer. Each layer may be a different species or type of bulb so that the depth of the specific bulb is appropriate for each type of bulb when the container is “planted” in the ground. The container may include a partition to separate each layer, and the partition may hold the layer of bulbs in relative position at a suitable depth throughout shipping of the container and eventual planting of the container. The container may include soil that holds the different bulbs in relative position, with or without the partition. The container permits easy planting of a variety of flowers by a consumer without inordinate labor or much concern about depth levels, since the container automatically establishes a suitable depth for each respective type of bulb therein, once the container is properly positioned in the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: Bloomaker USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joep Paternostre, Martinus Verlouw
  • Publication number: 20060242897
    Abstract: A system and method for producing flowers and stems from flower bulbs and marketing them by securing a desired number of bulbs to a uniquely configured support device and causing the bulbs to develop roots and shoots. The support tray is then transferred and inserted into a transparent display container where the support device is elevated from the bottom of the container by a predetermined distance, and a nourishing liquid is added to the container. The combined display container and support device is then shipped either directly to retailers for sale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventors: Lilian Paternostre, Joep Paternostre
  • Publication number: 20060242896
    Abstract: A system and method for producing flowers and stems from flower bulbs and marketing them by securing a desired number of bulbs to a uniquely configured support device and causing the bulbs to develop roots and shoots. The support tray is then transferred and inserted into a transparent display container where the support device is elevated from the bottom of the container by a predetermined distance, and a nourishing liquid is added to the container. The combined display container and support device is then shipped directly to retailers for sale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventors: Lilian PATERNOSTRE, Joep PATERNOSTRE
  • Patent number: D788636
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Bloomaker USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joep Paternostre, Lilian Paternostre, Yvonne Giddings
  • Patent number: D790392
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Bloomaker USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joep Paternostre, Lilian Paternostre, Yvonne Giddings
  • Patent number: D790393
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Bloomaker USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joep Paternostre, Lilian Paternostre, Yvonne Giddings
  • Patent number: D791013
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Bloomaker USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joep Paternostre, Lilian Paternostre, Yvonne Giddings
  • Patent number: D791641
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Bloomaker USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joep Paternostre, Lilian Paternostre, Yvonne Giddings
  • Patent number: D796921
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Bloomaker USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joep Paternostre, Lilian Paternostre, Kenneth Bruce Tenney
  • Patent number: D797528
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Bloomaker USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joep Paternostre, Lilian Paternostre, Kenneth Bruce Tenney
  • Patent number: D798677
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Bloomaker USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joep Paternostre, Lilian Paternostre, Kenneth Bruce Tenney
  • Patent number: D838207
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Bloomaker USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joep Paternostre, Gilles Paternostre, Reinier Smit, Dennis H Owens