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1. (WO1991006207) FLOWER STEM AND HEAD SUPPORT APPARATUS
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Pub. No.: WO/1991/006207 International Application No.: PCT/US1990/006150
Publication Date: 16.05.1991 International Filing Date: 25.10.1990
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 21.05.1991
IPC:
A01G 5/04 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
01
AGRICULTURE; FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; HUNTING; TRAPPING; FISHING
G
HORTICULTURE; CULTIVATION OF VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, RICE, FRUIT, VINES, HOPS, OR SEAWEED; FORESTRY; WATERING
5
Floral handling
04
Mountings for wreaths, or the like; Racks or holders for flowers
Applicants:
COURT, Edward, H. [US/US]; US
Inventors:
COURT, Edward, H.; US
Agent:
JENSEN, Allen, R. ; Workman, Nydegger & Jensen 1000 Eagle Gate Tower 60 East South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84111, US
Priority Data:
426,97625.10.1989US
Title (EN) FLOWER STEM AND HEAD SUPPORT APPARATUS
(FR) APPAREIL DE SUPPORT POUR TIGE ET TETE DE FLEUR
Abstract:
(EN) An apparatus for extending the useful life of cut flowers and promoting a maximum bloom by supporting the head of the flower and preventing the head from drooping. Embodiments of the present invention include tubular structures (10) for gripping the outer surface of the flower stem below the flower receptacle. A slot or slit (20) is formed along the length of the tubular member (10). The slot (20) widens to allow the stem to pass therethrough to the interior of the tubular member (10) where the stem is snugly gripped. Also included is a cup-like structure (14) adapted to hold and support the flower receptacle. The embodiments of the present invention may be economically fabricated and easily installed on cut flowers.
(FR) Appareil permettant de prolonger la vie utile de fleurs coupées et de favoriser un épanouissement maximal en supportant la tête de la fleur et en empêchant la tête de pencher. Des modes de réalisation de la présente invention comprennent des structures tubulaires (10) permettant de saisir la surface externe de la tige de la fleur sous le réceptacle de la fleur. Une fente (20) est formée sur la longueur de l'organe tubulaire (10). La fente (20) s'élargit pour permettre à la tige de passer au travers vers l'intérieur de l'organe tubulaire (10) où la tige est tenue confortablement. Une structure en forme de coupe (14) tient et supporte le réceptacle de fleurs. Les modes de réalisation de la présente invention peuvent être fabriqués de manière peu coûteuse et aisément installés sur des fleurs coupées.
Designated States: AU, CA, FI, JP, NO
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FR, GB, GR, IT, LU, NL, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
FI921837NO19921579EP0496815CA2071842AU1990066438