Tree stands

  • US 10,080,455 B2
  • Filed: 11/18/2016
  • Issued: 09/25/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/06/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A tree stand, comprising:

  • a fluid reservoir having a base and a surrounding wall;

    a tree retaining member formed at the base of the fluid reservoir,wherein the tree retaining member is configured to hold a tree inserted therein by resisting lifting of a tree inserted therein relative to the tree stand, wherein the tree retaining member comprises gripping means on the inside thereof; and

    strengthening means formed from hollow ribs of the base of the fluid reservoir configured to extend from the tree retaining member toward the wall of the fluid reservoir, and spaced from the wall of the fluid reservoir wherein the strengthening means terminate before reaching the wall of the fluid reservoir.

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