Abstract: An urn includes a container body and a lid that covers an internal cavity of the container body. Filigree wires attached to exterior surfaces of the container body and lid define cells filled with layers of enamel. The filigree wires are twisted wires that have a beaded texture, and have exposed portions that extend beyond the layers of enamel.
Abstract: A columbarium includes a plurality of storage niches having a first shape and size and disposed about an outer surface of the columbarium. The storage niches form a center chamber having a larger capacity than the storage niches. One or more access niches provide access from an exterior of the columbarium to the center chamber. The access niche has a removable exterior element and an inner portion openable to the center chamber. A delivery system conveys remains from the access niche to the common center chamber. The columbarium has an inscribable designation section separate from the niches to memorialize those interred in the common center chamber. The designation section has a different, shape, size, finish, color or other characteristics to distinguish from the niches.
November 8, 2018
Date of Patent:
March 31, 2020
Eickhof Columbaria, Inc.
Paul M. Eickhof, Stephen Noyes, Peter Tollefson, Blair Hines, Thomas DeBoer