Window Patents (Class 47/40)
  • Patent number: 7891135
    Abstract: A planter is fabricated to be suspended from a wall, window, or other partition. The planter generally includes a planter element for holding a flower or plant, a planter casing which supports the planter element, and a suspension member for mounting the planter to the partition. The planter casing is open on top to allow planter elements to be placed therein, and has perforated sides which allow visual inspection of the contents within the sides. The planter may also have two or more recessed portions in which the planters can be positioned. The recessed portions can be parallel may have a saddlebag appearance. The suspension member may partially separate the recessed portions, and allow some overlap between the recessed portions. Dual-function elements may also be added to provide structural and ornamental features to the planter casing, and may further be selectively added to complement decorative features of the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Larry R. Laycock
  • Patent number: 6745519
    Abstract: The installation of a garden window which encloses an opening in the wall of a building is effected by installing a support structure above the wall opening from which the garden window can be hung, then hanging the garden window from this structure in opening closing position and then permanently securing same to the wall. Also included in the invention are the garden window itself and its hanger support to facilitate such installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Royal Group Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Ronal Fredrick Edger
  • Patent number: 6588146
    Abstract: A window greenhouse with contoured surfaces comprising a pair of gable frames interconnected by beams including a contoured knee member and a contoured front sill member. Dovetail slots are provided in the gable frames for receiving contoured corner plugs. Gable frames also include channels for attachment of contoured covers. The elements of the window greenhouse are arranged such that the contoured surfaces thereof are flush with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Inventor: Richard A. Lang
  • Patent number: 6012690
    Abstract: A supporting structure for a flower box or the like fits over the top edge of a wall, room divider, or similar device. The supporting structure includes an elongated plate having a plurality of spaced parallel slots therein. A pair of L-shaped members, each having a first flange which may be slipped through and depend below any one of the slots, so that the space between the two first flanges fits over and embraces the top edge of a room divider or the like. The other flange of each L-shaped member lays on top of the elongated plate. In one embodiment, the weight of the flower box holds the other flange in place. The dependent first flanges have a clamping device associated therewith to secure the structure to the wall. In another embodiment, the bottom of a U-shaped member is secured to an elongated plate, with no adjustment of the space between a pair of flanges formed by open arms of the U-shaped members. This other embodiment is designed for mounting on walls having a known and fixed thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Vista Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Cohen
  • Patent number: 5960586
    Abstract: The proposed invention pertains to a configurable, mutli-purpose anti-theft window mechanism, particularly referring to an innovative device featuring practical value and economic benefits. The primary components consist of a flower planter railing, a patterned grill, and a weather-shielding canopy making up the structure, via interconnecting easy assembly mechanisms to provide users to choose any of the accessories offered to configure their desired installation with option to add or take away any of the components highlighting flexible, configurable and practical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Inventor: Jung-tsung Chen
  • Patent number: 5934016
    Abstract: A bouquet holder module is provided for a bouquet display apparatus which includes an adjustable clamp assembly and a bracket assembly supported by the adjustable clamp assembly, wherein the bracket assembly includes a module holder portion. More specifically, the bouquet holder module includes a bracket assembly attachment portion which includes a bracket attachment frame and a bracket attachment channel defined by the bracket attachment frame. A bouquet retention portion is connected to the bracket assembly attachment portion. The bouquet retention portion includes a bouquet retention frame and bouquet retention channel defined by the bouquet retention frame. A bouquet holder assembly can be supported by the bouquet holder module. The bouquet holder assembly includes a tapered insertion shaft/handle and a cushion-containing head supported by the insertion shaft/handle. The cushion-containing head is tilted at approximately a forty-five degree angle in a direction away from the adjustable clamp assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Inventor: Jill Marie Jones
  • Patent number: 5881503
    Abstract: A decorative window well is provided with a plurality of planters coupled to the window well for supporting plants. The planters define a plurality of rows comprising a bottom row including a single planter, an intermediate row including a pair of planters, and a top row including more than two planters. The window well further has an arcuate lip integrally coupled to a top face thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Inventor: Michael Eichelberger
  • Patent number: 5822918
    Abstract: A planter includes a generally rectangular container having an open interior which is supported atop a wall partition, railing or the like by at least one mounting assembly comprising a base support engageable with the base of the container and a pair of identical brackets engageably slidable into contact with the sides of the wall partition or railing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Barbara Helfman
    Inventors: Barbara Helfman, James M. Weisberg
  • Patent number: 5669185
    Abstract: In combination with a window or other opening of a building, a pair of vertically elongated shutters are located on each of the vertical side of the opening. Each of the shutters include at least one planter box extending laterally along the shutter and supported by the shutter to form an integral shutter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Inventor: Karen A. Proulx
  • Patent number: 5664367
    Abstract: An artistic flower planting case hangable on a building terrace having a flower planting case and a hanging plate. The hanging plate is channel shaped and placed on an upper surface of a terrace wall of a building. The flower planting case is an elongated case with an upper open side, forming an interior for soil and flowers. The case is assembled with the hanging plate by bolts screwing into a plurality of threaded holes in a rear side of the flower planting case and a front side of the hanging plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Inventor: Hsiu-Lin Huang
  • Patent number: 5368267
    Abstract: A flowerbox support bracketing comprising a plurality of similar L-shaped members and a generally Z-shaped member. The L-shaped members each have a first arm and a second arm, each arm formed with elongated longitudinal slots. The generally Z-shaped member comprises a vertical arm and horizontal top and bottom arms, the horizontal arms being directed in opposite directions and the top arm defining an aperture to receive a bolt wherein a wing nut is threadedly engaged. By overlapping the first and second arms of the L-shaped member with the top arm of the Z-shaped member a flowerbox is clamped to a wall or the like by the descending of one L-shaped arm into the flowerbox's interior and the other L-shaped arm descending over the back of the wall for engagement thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Inventor: Check Howard
  • Patent number: 5142819
    Abstract: A greenhouse, to be provided in a window opening, includes an enclosed housing having a first operable window pane provided on the outer side of the window opening to allow air into the enclosed housing, and a second operable window pane provided on the inner side of the window opening. The windowsill of the window opening is provided with an elongated groove to serve as a plant box to contain soil to grow plants. A watering device is mounted on the enclosed housing adjacent to the second operable window pane. The watering device includes a receptacle to contain liquid to water the plants, a watering pipe member communicated with the receptacle and extending into the plant box, and a valve to control liquid flow from the receptacle to the pipe member. A surrounding temperature control device is similarly mounted on the enclosed housing adjacent to the second operable window pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Inventor: Hung-Tzu Sung
  • Patent number: 5020756
    Abstract: Shelf suspension member for shelf arrangements that install easily and quickly on sash windows without tools or fasteners by engaging into existing window structures and by being supported by or suspended from such structures in cantilevered manner, which is convenient in use, low in cost and attractive in appearance, which does not appreciably obstruct daylight, and which permits opening of at least a part of the window without removal of the arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Inventor: Peter Bauer
  • Patent number: 4698936
    Abstract: A planter designed to be mounted upon the top of a wall partition typically found in an open plan modern office, wherein wall partition includes a horizontal surface terminating in two parallel vertical surfaces. The container has a bottom and a continuous side wall forming an unobstructed open interior. Support brackets, having a generally horizontal leg and a generally vertical leg, includes means to permit the support bracket to be secured to said container. Means to fasten said support bracket to said container, and said container and support bracket to said wall partition, such that said generally vertically depending legs of said support brackets tightly clamp said two parallel vertical surfaces of said wall partition, includes one or more screw threaded studs and mating nuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1987
    Inventor: Barbara Helfman
  • Patent number: 4463855
    Abstract: A trapezoidal framework for suspending houseplants in front of a window pane. The framework attaches to a window frame and has diagonal members equipped with hooks for supporting pots on straps or wires. The diagonal members are pivotally interconnected and telescopically adjustable, so that the framework can be made to fit a variety of window sizes. Brackets securing the framework to the window frame will accommodate window frames of either rectangular or rounded-off cross-sections. The framework will not interfere with opening and closing of the window or with placement of curtains and draperies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1984
    Inventor: James F. Smithers
  • Patent number: 4462183
    Abstract: A window garden is comprised of a fixed frame secured to the perimeter of a window opening in a dwelling house and has an outwardly moveable sash frame fixed and hingeable to the top edge of the window frame. A pair of transparent domed members having dead air or vacuum therebetween form a plant displayable enclosure in the window which is protected from frost and obtains maximum winter sunlight when oriented in a southern exposure of a dwelling. Means such as nylon or polypropelene screen material are provided between said fixed and moveable frames to exclude insects when the domed sash frame is moveable outward to allow air to enter therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1984
    Inventor: Ronald R. Bruhm
  • Patent number: 4445459
    Abstract: A removable, assemblable and portable window porch and container for animal pets which is adapted to interfit within, project from and extend the opening of a standard window. The device has attaching clamps and braces secured to and carried by the elements thereof. The porch when in operative position is in the form of an open entry enclosure comprising assemblable base, side, rear and top walls for effectuating operative condition. The side, rear and top walls include frame pieces adapted for selective panel mounting and substitution to enable protecton to the pet against adverse weather and atmospheric conditions. The porch is further adapted for pet transportation when in operative condition by providing a removable front wall closure and further providing a carrying handle. The porch when in disassembled position may be easily stored away and is characterized by taking little space in stored condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1984
    Inventor: Patricia Julie
  • Patent number: 4335547
    Abstract: A movable greenhouse construction adapted for use on a balcony or a patio having means for moving the greenhouse laterally parallel to the building wall containing a balcony door or patio door to permit direct access from the building to the interior of the greenhouse. After use, the movable greenhouse can be moved laterally out of the way to free the balcony or patio door for unobstructed access from the building to the balcony or patio and flush with the exterior of the building structure or closed balcony or patio door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1982
    Inventor: Westelle Maxwell
  • Patent number: 4068761
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting and displaying plants in a window, that is readily adaptable to windows of various sizes and provides not only relocatable supporting platforms for potted plants but also relocatable pegs from which hanging plants may be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1978
    Inventor: James H. McCarthy
  • Patent number: 4052816
    Abstract: A window stand for plants that is especially suited for mounting on an inner the window sill and provides for drainage of water, to the outdoors. The stand is in the form of an elongated shelf member having a corrugated bottom of alternating transverse ridges and valleys. The ridges are coplanar and level when the shelf is installed on a window sill, to hold flower pots upright without tilting. The valleys slope downward toward the outside edge of the inner sill, to allow any excess water to drain outward under the sash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1977
    Inventor: Frank Perez
  • Patent number: 4023306
    Abstract: A collapsible, portable greenhouse which is adapted to interfit within the opening of a standard window. The greenhouse is in the form of an enclosure having a front frame member adapted to interfit with the frame defining the window opening and a pair of opposed support members adapted to outwardly project therefrom and in turn support a flexible cover member of at least translucent material which in turn is connected to the peripheral portions of the front frame member so as to project from and enclose growing space to the rear of such frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1977
    Inventor: Nicola Ruggieri, Jr.
  • Patent number: 3978612
    Abstract: A flower pot holder that is adapted to be affixed to the upper frame portion of a window sash that can be readily removed, the holder comprises a bracket member arranged to be placed over the upper frame portion of the sash with the lower end secured by a suction cup to a glass pane, pivotally mounted rod members are affixed to the vertical portion of the bracket in a key lock relationship to hold the rod member in a preselected position within a horizontal plane, the outward end of the rod member either terminating in a ring like portion adapted to receive the pot or terminating in a hook shaped portion adapted to receive chains from which rings are suspended that are adapted to hold the pots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1976
    Assignee: Oriental Buying Service, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael W. K. Young
  • Patent number: 3946522
    Abstract: A device for growing houseplants is disclosed. The device is adapted to extend from a window such that the plants provided therein receive adequate sunlight. The device is enclosed on all sides extending from the window to protect the plants from exposure to temperature excesses. The rear of the box is open and communicates with the interior of a room to maintain the plants at a temperature substantially equivalent to the indoor temperature. The device is provided with a pull-out drawer to provide easy access to the plants and vents for permitting outside air to enter the device. Flexible baffle curtains are provided so that the entire window area through which the planter box extends may be closed off from the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1976
    Assignee: Aladdin Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward J. Schifman