Embedded Patents (Class 47/41.1)
  • Patent number: 8763306
    Abstract: A cage protects the roots of a pond plant planted in a pot from fish and other animals. If the roots are eaten, the plant will die. The pot has a rim and the pot resides on the bottom of a pond. The pond plant has a plurality of stems and each stem has a leaf. The cage covers the top of the pot so that the fish cannot gain access to the roots. In one embodiment the cage includes two sections that are connected together and to the rim of the pot. In another embodiment the cage is a single piece. In both embodiments the leaves of the pond plant are rolled up and passed upwardly through a grid of the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Robert C. Perlsweig
  • Patent number: 8739462
    Abstract: Decorating methods including a vase for associating flowers and other decorative items with cakes and other food products are described. Vase embodiments which may be used to practice the method may include a water-holding reservoir having a bottom wall, an upright rim, and plural flower-stem-receiving wells. Each well is defined by at least one well wall depending from the bottom wall and has an opening capable of receiving water from the reservoir. Vase embodiments may include a reservoir of various shapes and sizes. Vases may be placed on a cake or other food product permitting the cake or food product to be attractively and easily decorated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventors: M. Kathleen Meisinger, David A. Meisinger
  • Patent number: 8490258
    Abstract: In a cremation remains system for memorializing a decedent the cremation remains of the decedent may be sealed in a cremation remains capsule. The cremation remains capsule is placed in a chamber formed in a memorial monument and concealed from view so that the memorial monument is not distinguishable from other cemetery memorials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Jayakumar Muthusami
  • Patent number: 8191306
    Abstract: A water percolating earthen vase with smooth, compacted walls is formed in the earth. Water is applied and stems of cut flowers inserted for flower display. Water percolates from the vase, eliminating undesirable standing and stagnant water. Methods and forming tool are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventors: Lloyd E. Wessel, Edward O Wessel
  • Patent number: 8151420
    Abstract: The funeral vase statues include pre-cast statues or figurines and vases, the statues or figurines being interchangeably attached to or supported by the vases. The statues or figurines are lightweight and can be installed or removed easily from the vases. The vases may have bottom fastening members for attachment to a monument stone equipped with a complementary fastening system. Alternatively, the bottom fastening members may be directly attached to bottom of the statues or figurines so that the statues or figurines may be securely attached to the monument stone directly without a vase. A variety of statue/figurine designs are provided, and may include cultural and/or religious figures, symbols, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Randy B. Randall
  • Patent number: 8011131
    Abstract: A water percolating earthen vase with smooth, compacted walls is formed in the earth. Water is applied and stems of cut flowers inserted for flower display. Water percolates from the vase, eliminating undesirable standing and stagnant water. Methods and forming tool are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventors: Lloyd E Wessel, Edward O Wessel
  • Publication number: 20110036000
    Abstract: An invertible embedded container system comprises a base unit, a vase unit, and a flange unit. The base unit and vase unit include open sides, such that the vase unit is received within the open side of the base unit. Inverting the container system is accomplished by selectively placing the vase unit into the base unit with the open side or closed side of the vase unit facing up. The flange unit attaches to the vase unit and covers any space between the vase unit and base unit. A user may configure the container system in a closed orientation to prevent water and debris from entering the vase unit while system is not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Carl Verdecia
  • Publication number: 20110010988
    Abstract: A universal underground receptacle for a cemetery flower vase cylinder is described wherein the receptacle is preferably comprised of recycled rubber tire material and is designed to receive a flower vase cylinder which has a vase ring attached to the upper end thereof so that a flower vase may be secured to the vase ring in either a display position or an inverted stored position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Lanoha
  • Publication number: 20100319247
    Abstract: A flower anchoring device for use in holding and supporting at least one predetermined floral arrangement is provided. Such device is securable to a predetermined ground surface to display such at least one predetermined floral arrangement. Such device includes a base member manufactured from a first predetermined material. Such base member includes a first substantially elongated end for insertion into a predetermined location in such predetermined ground surface for anchoring such device in such predetermined location, a second end having a predetermined shape, and a securing mechanism operably connected to such second end for releasably securing such at least one predetermined floral arrangement to such second end of such base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Janice L. Anderson, Mitchell Woodward
  • Publication number: 20100263273
    Abstract: A water percolating earthen vase with smooth, compacted walls is formed in the earth. Water is applied and stems of cut flowers inserted for flower display. Water percolates from the vase, eliminating undesirable standing and stagnant water. Methods and forming tool are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Lloyd E. Wessel, Edward O. Wessel
  • Patent number: 7793462
    Abstract: A combination cemetery vase and flag holder adapter attaches to the mounting ring of an invertible type cemetery vase to hold the invertible vase in an upright or inverted position and has a laterally spaced smaller aperture for mounting a flagstaff and flag. The adapter has an elongate body with generally flat top and bottom surfaces, a larger aperture near a first end, and a smaller aperture near a second end. Depending lugs on the bottom surface surround the larger aperture and engage slots in the vase mounting ring secured to a gravestone surrounding an underground receptacle. Slots in the top surface and side wall of the larger aperture receive and detachably engage peripheral lugs on the base of the vase in an upright or inverted position. Slots in the top surface and side wall of the smaller aperture receive and detachably engage peripheral lugs of a collar at the bottom end of a flagstaff for supporting a flag a distance outwardly from the vase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Terry Sherette
  • Patent number: 7448161
    Abstract: A device for supporting a plant or other items on a cemetery memorial having a vase secured thereon, the device including a staff inserted into the vase and the staff having an support member having a cross-sectional dimension that is slightly less than a diameter of the vase so an outer edge of the support member wedges against an inside surface of the vase supporting the staff in an upright position, and the staff having a hooked top end for attaching the plant and/or other item elevated above the memorial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Inventor: Detlef Taylor
  • Publication number: 20080202025
    Abstract: Described is a holder for accommodating an aqueous solution and cut flowers, plants, or the like. The holder includes: a flexible film bag sized and shaped to fit within a flower or other bucket for accommodating a plurality of flower stems, the flexible film bag having, on a first end, an opening for receiving the plurality of flower stems, and, a rigid or semi-rigid ring non-detachably affixed about (either internally or externally) the circumference of the flexible film bag. A method of making the holder and a frame for accommodating holders are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: Temkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Noam Temkin, Daniel S. Temkin
  • Publication number: 20080034648
    Abstract: An assembly and method for decorating a monument is disclosed that may employ a theft deterrent locking device. The assembly may include a container that may be located and stored within a housing. The container may be generally oriented in two positions with respect to the housing, namely an upright, standing position and a lowered, stored position. The container may be lifted via a handle up through the housing into the upright, standing position. In the upright, standing position, the container may be locked to the housing from beneath a collar attached to the housing using a locking mechanism disclosed herein, such that the container may not be removed from the housing and may not be inverted. The container may be lowered and stored within the housing without inverting the container, when the container is no longer in use, such that the container may reside within the housing in a substantially flush manner with respect to a surrounding material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventor: Monica H. Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20080028692
    Abstract: A modular system for generation of acetylene gas, in a reactor suitable for the controlled reaction of calcium carbide and water, is disclosed. In this system, a self-container reactor module is provided which is suitable for coupling to an acetylene gas reservoir. In one of the preferred embodiments of this invention, this reactor module can include a primary and a secondary charge of calcium carbide, and a stoichiometric excess of water. Acetylene gas is formed by initial contact of a primary calcium carbide charge with water in the reactor reservoir. Upon essentially complete reaction of the primary charge and the water in the reservoir, the pressure within the reactor is monitored, as such gas is drawn off to fuel the operation of an internal combustion engine. Where such pressure drops to, or below a pre-determined level, a secondary charge of calcium carbide is contacted with the remaining water in the reactor reservoir, so as to prevent interruption in the fueling of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventor: Armando F. Segura
  • Patent number: 7310909
    Abstract: A holder for silk flowers including multiple extensions extending laterally outwardly of the holder, a pair of spaced discs respectively interconnected with the inner surface of the holder, a pair of apertures formed respectively in the discs, and multiple pointed prongs extending from the lower disc and into the aperture formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: D.R. Broel, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Broel, Ruby E. Broel
  • Patent number: 7296773
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stand for holding silk floral arrangements that includes a substantially-tubular piece having a longitudinal axis and defining a first cross-sectional interior area at a first position along the longitudinal axis and a second cross-sectional interior area at a second position along the longitudinal axis. The stand also includes a base piece attached to an end of the substantially-tubular piece, the base piece configured to support the substantially-tubular piece in an upright alignment. The stand further includes a first area-adjustment piece configured to engage the substantially-tubular piece at the first position along the longitudinal axis, the first area-adjustment piece defining a third cross-sectional interior area that is smaller than the first cross-sectional interior area defined at the first position of the substantially-tubular piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Golden State Silk Flowers, Inc.
    Inventor: Rong Teai Yang
  • Patent number: 6688040
    Abstract: A flower saddle includes a base adapted for securing the flower saddle to a supporting structure. A foam block is located on the base, and is adapted for receiving stems of flowers and for holding the flowers in a desired position for display. A cage includes openwork covering the foam block. The openwork defines access points through which the stems of the flowers are received into the foam block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventor: Rong Teai Yang
  • Patent number: 6662492
    Abstract: A garden memorial arch floral material holder is installed in a cemetary with two ground penetrating stake assemblies and a flora holding assembly. The flora holding assembly comprises a plurality of rods connected in tandem and the rods have sufficient flexibility to elastically deform from an unstressed straight linear aspect to an arcuate aspect encompassing a semi-circular arch configuration, without permanent deformation. Rods of different length may be connected in different combinations to provide different arch assembly lengths. The rod connections have abutments limiting telescopic overlapping and friction detents to resist disconnection. Each of the two stake assemblies has a horizontal brace portion to be engaged by foot to force a stake portion into a cemetery ground, to engage the ground to limit the penetration, and to provide vertical alignment. The stake assemblies are in spaced apart parallel planes that are perpendicular to the arch assembly to stabilize the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Inventor: Scottie James Oliver
  • Patent number: 6523302
    Abstract: A unitary garden stake is provided from a formable length of tubing wherein an anvil is formed on an upper end of the tubular body and a wedge is formed on a lower end thereof. The anvil is formed by a plurality of longitudinal crimps along the length of the upper end. The wedge is formed by compressing the lower end of the unitary stake while removing a segment of the tubing wall near the lower end. The anvil is sufficiently strong to absorb the impact of blows administered to drive the wedge into underlying soil. A protective coating is applied to the stake when necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Inventor: Esmail Zayeratabat
  • Patent number: 6447813
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the in situ manufacture of plant extracts from living plants. Since the plant remains intact, a flower or other component of the plant can be extracted one or more times. Following the extraction process, the plant is typically able to continue with its lifecycle. Such extracts have a variety of uses including use for, but not limited to: herbal and homeopathic medicines, hair and skin treatments, and cosmetics. The present invention also relates to apparatus useful for manufacturing plant extracts from living plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: Brent W. Davis
  • Patent number: 6393761
    Abstract: A flower bud wrapper includes a semi-rigid, perforated, expandable tube, preferably containing a longitudinal slit. The wrapper can be expanded by pushing the tube down a flared delivery tube having a key disposed in the slits by a set of expandable prongs pushing on a lip connected to the top end of each wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Inventor: Dennis Deacon
  • Patent number: 6374542
    Abstract: A tree mountable planter assembly for planting flowers in non-conventional locations. The tree mountable planter assembly includes a main member adapted for being supported by a tree and having an interior space and a main opening, an amount of soil located within the interior space of the main member, a watering assembly coupled to the main opening, and a hole adapted for allowing the stalk of a plant to extend through the hole while the roots are planted in the soil located in the interior of the main member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Inventor: Amy L. Polito
  • Publication number: 20020026742
    Abstract: A blind for use by hunters, bird watchers, field observers and the like comprises at least three upstanding walls, a top cover, a bottom pan where at least one of the walls has a means for ingress and egress disposed therethrough and at least one of the walls has a openable and closeable window disposed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Inventor: Scott Washington
  • Patent number: 6170193
    Abstract: An in-ground flower holder is provided with a body having a top opening defined by a planar or flanged area and a lower opening passage through which water may flow. An insert is located within the interior of the body, the insert having a gripping area which allows access to the insert by a user when the flower holder is embedded within the ground. A base of the insert is used to carry flowers placed within the body. A bottom surface of a base of the insert carries a plug member which is adapted to substantially a similar size as an opening formed as a funnel in the bottom of the body. When in one holding position, the plug and funnel form a watertight seal thereby holding any water within the interior. When the insert is moved to another position, the watertight seal is broken and a passage for water out of the interior is provided. A lock maintains the insert within the interior of the body. Additionally, the upper surface of the body or of the lock is configured such that indicia may be placed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Catholic Cemeteries Association of The Diocese of Cleveland
    Inventors: John J. Wright, Frank W. Was