Flower Arranging Or Landscaping Patents (Class 434/93)
  • Patent number: 8721337
    Abstract: System, method, and computer program product are provided for using real-time video analysis, such as AR or the like to assist the user of mobile devices with landscape design. Through the use of real-time vision object recognition objects, logos, artwork, products, locations, and other features that can be recognized in the real-time video stream can be matched to data associated with such to assist the user with selecting the proper landscape elements for the area the user wishes to landscape. The proper landscape elements may be based off of several factors regarding the landscape area. These factors include natural characteristics of the area, such as soil type, weather, sun/shade, natural terrain of the area, etc. This invention provides recommended landscape elements for an area, such that the recommended landscape elements have a high rate of success in the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Bank Of America Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew A. Calman, Erik Stephen Ross
  • Publication number: 20130337418
    Abstract: An improved process for dry flower craft which comprises cutting craft media (dry botanicals with stencils) and mounting the same on any surface of product with combination of other botanical elements like bamboo, grass, weeds, seed, stem, tendrils, fiber, solawood in any desired manner including artistic manner, which comprises reducing color loss while drying and storage of vegetation and also during crafting of the vegetation, making stencils of cheapest materials such as cardboard and paper, cutting out motifs; shaping the petals in any desired shape, pasting the same with known adhesives, characterized in that botanicals are dried prior to floral collage decoupage by drying while using mixture desiccant of silica gel+silver sand+non iodised salts (1:1:1 ratio), finally obtaining floral decoupage or only floral collage or a combination of both in design processing as application of the craft, making the floral resin laminates by reducing the peroxide harder by 1%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Sahu Anuradha
  • Publication number: 20120231425
    Abstract: System, method, and computer program product are provided for using real-time video analysis, such as AR or the like to assist the user of mobile devices with landscape design. Through the use of real-time vision object recognition objects, logos, artwork, products, locations, and other features that can be recognized in the real-time video stream can be matched to data associated with such to assist the user with selecting the proper landscape elements for the area the user wishes to landscape. The proper landscape elements may be based off of several factors regarding the landscape area. These factors include natural characteristics of the area, such as soil type, weather, sun/shade, natural terrain of the area, etc. This invention provides recommended landscape elements for an area, such that the recommended landscape elements have a high rate of success in the area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew A. Calman, Erik Stephen Ross
  • Patent number: 7337413
    Abstract: A system, method, computer program, and online computer site is provided for designing and displaying a realistic bouquet from selected images and/or photographs to allow viewing of a custom designed bouquet thereby facilitating the selection process for bouquets, especially wedding bouquets and communicating this selection to a florist Preferably, the invention is operated in conjunction with an interactive web site or stand alone software program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: I Do and So Can You, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurie A. Reesh, Jorel Vaccaro, Amanda Knight
  • Publication number: 20040115595
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new display table for artificial flowers and other objects and a method for fabricating the table. The table comprises at least three tiers, and has disposed within it cutouts for receiving cans. The cans may be formed with a lip so that they rest within the cutouts. The cans are used to hold the artificial flowers. Optionally, the display table may feature a metal rim that can be used to facilitate the display of additional items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Peggy Dancer, Steve Dancer
  • Publication number: 20020068262
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of teaching a trainee how to arrange flowers by presenting them with representations of the arrangement to be produced in which flowers are represented by sticks or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventor: Dorothy Mavis Robinson
  • Patent number: 6146145
    Abstract: A method of blending a light-transmittable powder coating which is colored in at least one color and a colorless light-transmittable powder coating which is not colored, and dryblending the powder coatings, to color-match the powder coatings, capable of reproducing colors which could not be reproduced in conventional powder coatings, for example, light colors, transparent colors, or brilliant colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Itakura, Norio Horikami
  • Patent number: 5853827
    Abstract: Disclosed is a crown which is essentially a single piece unit formed desirably of plastic having a domed center portion with a plurality of guides, and depending sides, each of which has coordinated guides. The sides, in turn, are hingedly secured to the domed central portion to permit a dependent relationship. Because each side has a securement means for penetrating a foam block, they can be wrapped around such a foam block in anticipation of the insertion of the decorative elements. Further in coordination with the crown, patterns are provided in which a sizing discipline is shown, and with exemplary head sizes, to the end that flowers, whether artificial or natural and items such as flags, balloons, hearts, signs, or other emblems, can be sized and then directly inserted into the crown in accordance with the keyed indicia on the sizing portion of the patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1998
    Assignee: N.E. Good Idea, Inc.
    Inventors: Joanne T. Wise, Carolsue Peyton
  • Patent number: 5733612
    Abstract: An artificial flower arrangement kit including a flower matching template with separate, full scale pictorial representations of the flowers to be utilized in the kit and a matching numeral associated with each pictorial representation wherein the matching numeral corresponds to a placement numeral associated with a placement marking on a placement template. The placement template is sized for placement on an upper surface of a foam block into which the flowers are to be inserted through the placement template. The pictorial representations are preferably arranged on the matching template in ascending order corresponding with the order in which the flowers are to be inserted into the mounting block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Inventor: Richard Michael Garry
  • Patent number: 5658621
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for designing a floral bouquet. The apparatus includes a substrate having front and back surfaces, and one or more ornamental members having first and second surfaces positionable on the front surface of the substrate. The first and/or second surfaces of the ornamental members may comprise a design feature, such as a flower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: Hidden Lake Florist, Inc.
    Inventor: Cleta F. Sohn
  • Patent number: 5453308
    Abstract: A floral arrangement system for assembling, preparing and arranging pre-selected floral materials into a pre-selected floral arrangement includes a pattern system which includes a material list for instructing a user on obtaining pre-selected floral materials; a tool list for instructing the user on assembling tools to be used with the system; an integrated measurement means for measuring pre-selected floral materials to pre-selected lengths; an instruction means for instructing the user on preparing and arranging the materials into the preselected floral arrangement; and at least one placement pattern including pre-selected floral graphic placement pattern symbols showing the placement of each floral material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Inventor: William R. Myers
  • Patent number: 4937109
    Abstract: An artificial flower assembly includes at least two flowering branches, each of which may be severed to be shortened or attached a connecting segment to be lengthened to a desired length marked with a chosen flower symbol; and a receptacle having at least two holes, each of which is marked with at least one hole symbol, each hole being used to hold a flowering branch having a flower symbol corresponding to a hole symbol of the same hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Inventor: Jen W. Lin
  • Patent number: 4600612
    Abstract: A coordinated floral arrangement assembly system comprises a plurality of artificial flowers, each of the artificial flowers includes an elongated stem member that has two end portions. A plurality of petals are positioned adjacent to one of the stem member end portions, and a plurality of leaves are positioned on the stem member intermediate of its end portions. In addition, a positional indicator is positioned adjacent to a second of the stem member end portions, the positional indicator has an indicium thereon. The system also comprises a base member, the base member, which is adapted to receive the flowers, has at least one generally horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Assignee: Asset K. Mitra
    Inventors: Robert G. Litwin, Erwin R. Stone, Asset K. Mitra
  • Patent number: 4245400
    Abstract: A three dimensional toy having a base member showing a housing development with structural profile members mounted thereon which are secured by profile locking elements for constructing elevations of roadways, lots and surrounding terrain. The profile members and locking elements also serve as retaining walls for soil which, when shaped to conform to the contours of the profile members and locking elements and provided with living plants defines the topography of a living housing development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1981
    Inventor: Burton R. Johnson