Receptacle For Growing Medium Patents (Class 47/65.5)
  • Patent number: 9615519
    Abstract: Plant cultivation materials, which have the liquid retentivity and the liquid transitivity, which provide the best environment for plants respiration, which comprises polyesters, natural pulps and/or synthetic pulps such as polyolefin pulps, from which plants can absorb the amount of the elements necessary for the plant growth as much as plants want whenever plants want, and which provide the cultivation environment to accelerate the plant growth, and the plant cultivation methods by using the materials can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignees: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC., PHYTOCULTURE CONTROL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirozumi Matsuno, Yasushi Nawa, Kunisuke Tanaka, Daisuke Suzumura, Ryo Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9332695
    Abstract: A modular plant container includes a top having a plurality of inflow openings for receiving fluid. A bottom has a plurality of outflow openings for allowing the fluid to exit. A structure between the top and the bottom includes openings that allow light to reach a plant within the modular plant container. The structure forms a plurality of fluid paths. Each fluid path extends from one of the inflow openings in the top an associated outflow opening in the bottom. Each fluid path has a gap sized to allow a diverter. The diverter when present, divert fluid to a target location within the modular plant container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Kee Y. Hwang
  • Patent number: 9137952
    Abstract: A growing tray system for growing soilless plants and sod utilizing trays for growing plants and sod without soil wherein the trays are easily stackable, movable, and are contoured with shapes such that roots may grow downward around the contoured shapes promoting interwoven geometric root structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: James Jay Martin
  • Publication number: 20150143747
    Abstract: A floral display comprising a frame for securing water retaining florist foam in a decorative shape that may be hung for display. The floral display frame provides for simple securing of the foam and allows access to the foam for complete floral coverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Jolly Blossoms LLC
    Inventors: Maryam Mowla, Siavash Hozhabri
  • Patent number: 9038312
    Abstract: A planter for holding a plant includes a container having an open upper end. The container has side walls extending downward from the upper end and tapering inward to a lower end. A base at the lower end of the container has a diameter smaller than the diameter of the upper end. A circumferential ring surrounds the lower end of the container. The circumferential ring has an upper edge that extends outward from the container by a distance such that removal of the container and ring from a mold as a single unit would be inhibited. Accordingly, the container and the circumferential ring are molded from a thermoplastic material as separate components. The circumferential ring fits around the lower end of the container and is held in place by a mechanical interlock between the container and the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: ATT SOUTHERN INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Harbaugh
  • Publication number: 20150135588
    Abstract: The potted plant display system of the present invention uses plant trays into which potted plants are placed. Watering of the potted plants is accomplished by filling the plant trays with water and allowing the soil within the pots to absorb the water in a bottom up fashion. Multi-tier or vertical displays are created by using the various display bases into which trays are placed. Plant trays within a tier are interconnected through a conduit system that transfers water from one plant tray to another. A single plant tray within a tier contains a draining adaptor through which water is drained onto a plant tray located on a tier directly below or into a bucket. Water level in the plant trays is controlled by the draining restrictor that is placed into the draining adaptor. During watering, water is applied to a plant tray positioned on the highest tier in a multi-tier display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: FRANC GERGEK
  • Publication number: 20150128491
    Abstract: A vessel in a modular magnetic storage system is set forth. The vessel includes at least one magnet housing assembly configured to securely store a magnet therein. The magnet housing assembly is provided on, within a portion, or within a wall of the vessel. An interior wall of the vessel is configured to form a compartment and to selectively store at least one object therein. The magnet housing assembly is configured to hold the vessel securely in a suspended configuration through a cover provided on the magnet housing assembly. The vessel is mounted in the suspended configuration by selectively connecting the magnet to a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jared Aller, Beau Oyler, Yi Cui
  • Publication number: 20150128492
    Abstract: A man-made vitreous fibre (MMVF) plant growth substrate is provided. The substrate has properties including a volume of 3 to 20 litres, two layers of differing density, and the use of an organic binder selected from formaldehyde free binders. This is found to provide a substrate which allows excellent control of the water and/or nutrient contents within the substrate when used for plant growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Daan Louis De Kubber, Frank Hendrikus Peter Janssen
  • Publication number: 20150121756
    Abstract: A system for plant cultivation in containers located in a vertical or sloping arrangement on different levels includes a module. The module includes an internal volume for receiving at least one nutritive substrate and at least one plant. The internal volume is delimited by a front wall having at least one opening for the plants to pass through for exposure to light, and a rear wall joined to the front wall. The rear wall has a fixing area for fixing the module to a mounting, and the rear wall includes a partitioning rib projecting into the internal volume to slow flow of water flowing between the levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Jose Dos Santos
  • Patent number: 9015990
    Abstract: A culture container includes a container and a cover. The container forms an opening at the top and an external threaded portion around the opening. The cover includes a main body and a flange extending from the main body. An internal threaded portion corresponding to the external threaded portion is formed on the internal surface of the flange. The cover forms a ventilation passage having an opening formed at a free end of the flange facing away from the main body. When the internal threaded portion is threaded with the external threaded portion so as to close the opening of the bottle, the interior of the bottle communicates with exterior via the ventilation passage. Thus, dust is prevented from falling into the bottle via the ventilation passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Bing-Mao Li
  • Publication number: 20150107156
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of injection moulding a multi-planter having multiple apertures in the sides thereof, and an cap piece integrally formed with the tubing, the method characterised by the step of inserting supports through the apertures to provide support for the internal core portion of the tool used in the injection moulding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey John Sharp
  • Publication number: 20150102137
    Abstract: An irrigation system that includes a carriage may move along a predetermined path in a reciprocal manner. The carriage supports one or more exit ports that are fed plant growth material by a pressurized delivery arrangement. One or more plant stands are configured and arranged to straddle the carriage as it moves along the predetermined path. The one or more plant stands form a chamber into which plant roots may extend, and into which the one or more exit ports are able to discharge their plant growth material. The one or more plant stands may include side panels and a cap to reduce infiltration of light and contaminants, and to enhance the plant root-plant growth material interface and absorption rates. The carriage and/or the plant stand(s) may include friction reducing elements that facilitate transverse movement. The carriage and/or the plant stand(s) may be supported by a modular framework.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Dana Anderson, Allen James, Michael Gramse
  • Publication number: 20150101248
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mesh lined planter box for use in growing of plants where mobility and/or easy removal of the plants and/or growing media is desired. The mesh lining in one example comprises a replaceable fabric mesh bag into which growing media is placed for growing of plants. Also disclosed is a trellis which may be removed from the planter box. The trellis may also include vertically adjustable cross members. A watering system is also disclosed attached to the base unit, or trellis of the planter box. The watering system in one form comprising a plurality of feed lines attached to a common main line and having valves on each feed line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Jacob C. Adkinson
  • Patent number: 9003699
    Abstract: A cover for a plant-growing medium comprises a main cover portion, a peripheral base spaced from the main cover portion and defining an outer perimeter of the cover, and a peripheral wall extending from a first side of the main cover portion between the main cover portion and the peripheral base. One or more plant growth channels are defined by one or more tubes extending from the first side of the main cover portion. Each tube has a proximal end adjacent the main cover portion and a distal end relative to the proximal end, with a first aperture defined in the main cover portion at the proximal end of the tube and a second aperture defined at the distal end of the tube. The first aperture and the second aperture communicate through the tube to define each plant growth channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Enviro-Tex Products, Inc.
    Inventor: James Barrie Ogilvie
  • Publication number: 20150089871
    Abstract: A container assembly for displaying plants and other nursery items. The container assembly including a lower container portion for containing a plant for growing and having a container wall with an open top end. The container wall includes at least two mounting flanges extending laterally from the wall. An upper display portion with an upper wall substantially circumscribes the top of the container wall. At least a portion of the upper wall includes a substantially transparent or translucent portion so as to permit light to pass through the upper wall to facilitate growing of a plant contained within the lower container portion. Mounting slots are formed in the upper wall for receiving the mounting flanges. A hanging tab is formed on or attached to the upper wall and extends upward from a portion of the upper wall for retaining the container assembly on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew Anderson
  • Publication number: 20150068118
    Abstract: A novel, improved plant support devise, that is universally adaptable for holding one or more plants. This planter's pot is specifically designed for placement upon the top of any 4×4 inch object. Examples of objects it is intended for mating with may include the top of fence posts and/or mailbox posts. Said planter's pot is architecturally designed with a 4×4 inch, introverted opening in the center of the base of the pot. When met with, for instance, the top of a 4×4 inch fence post, the planter's pot introverted internal cavity would mate with the pot. It would sit, combined with the 4×4 inch object. No additional attachment devices are needed to secure such planter pot to its base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Shane Stewart, Nicole Rene Stewart
  • Patent number: 8973301
    Abstract: An environment-friendly planting device with automatic percolation and irrigation of hermetic liquid includes a planting container and draining and irrigating pipes. An inner part of the planting container is orderly provided with a first layer having ceramic aggregates and sand, a second layer having medical stones, sand and perlites, and an organic substrate layer from bottom to top. The first layer and the second layer are for storing water. The first layer has a first draining and irrigating pipe having a U-shaped inner cavity. The second layer has a second draining and irrigating pipe having a U-shaped inner cavity as a snorkel. The first draining and irrigating pipe and the second draining and irrigating pipe respectively have a first end connected to a vertical water inlet pipe, and a second end sealed. A bottom of the water inlet pipe is sealed. The organic substrate layer is for cultivating plants therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Yiu Tak Leung
  • Publication number: 20150059243
    Abstract: An assembly for growing plants which includes a frame with a pair of laterally spaced apart frame members, and each the frame member has a main housing to be located above a surface; a longitudinally extending main shaft which extends between the main housings, and the main shaft defines a longitudinal axis about which the main shaft can rotate; an end plate positionable adjacent each the main housing and securable to the main shaft so as to rotate about the axis; and each the end plate has at least two arms; a distal end of each the arm has an arm housing for supporting an arm shaft extending laterally between corresponding arms of corresponding end plates; and a cradle for growing plants which is securable to the arm shaft and movable about the main shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Trans-World Food PTY Limited
    Inventor: Stanley Parker
  • Patent number: 8966817
    Abstract: A modular green roof and/or green wall system includes a plurality of trays adapted to support vegetation and soil therein. The trays are sized such that a person may easily lift them and install them in a pre-vegetated state upon a roof or a wall. The trays are further designed to enable subterranean irrigation lines to be inserted therethrough, thereby hiding the irrigation lines from view. Biodegradable walls may be added of different heights to the trays to support different types of vegetation, as well as to create terracing for a given installation, if desired. A wicking material may be inserted into the tray and positioned such that is makes contact with wicking material in adjacent trays, thereby spreading moisture between trays through the capillary action of the wicking material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Advanced Green Architecture
    Inventors: Erik E. Cronk, Jeremiah D. Johnson, Bruce A. Sienkowski, William T. Oltman
  • Publication number: 20150052808
    Abstract: A gardening box is disclosed. The gardening box may include a main body having a receiving space; a separation board having a plurality of through holes to secure water absorbing units and dividing said receiving space into an upper space and a bottom space; a plurality of observing holes located at a lower portion outside the main body; and a plurality of water absorbing unit secured at the separation board, and a lower portion of the water absorbing unit exposes at the bottom space to absorb water from the bottom space to moisturize soil and plants thereabove. Water level can be observed from the observing holes because the water level of the bottom space is identical to the observing holes according to the law of communicating vases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Li Wang, Mingquan Xu, Jie Li, Steven Lin
  • Publication number: 20150047256
    Abstract: A vessel for containing, cultivating and suspending plants. The vessel consolidates and reduces the time necessary for the process of sowing seeds, transplanting plants, growing plants, recycling plant materials, dismantling and storage, by simplifying and reducing the number of process steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Michael H. Redler
  • Patent number: 8955252
    Abstract: An automated gravimetric screening system and method controls soil moisture in a plurality of potted plants to perform water deficit experiments in a greenhouse using a stationary support platform and pot design that maintains the plants in a static location during the testing. By weighing and re-watering the pots from beneath the platform, the present system and method permits an upper gantry to capture high resolution images, temperature data, or other sensor data to quantify the plant stress level or plant canopy characteristics during the experiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Agrosciences LLC
    Inventors: Kirsti A. Golgotiu, Philippe Herve, Douglas Keller, Troy M. Swartwood, Jeffrey D. Donaldson
  • Publication number: 20150040474
    Abstract: A plant pot with Elevated Ventilation Hole (EVH) comprises a pot section having a bottom wall and a side wall surrounding and connected to the bottom wall, the bottom wall and the side wall together defining an accommodation space for accommodating soil and plants, a bottom surface of the bottom wall having an inward recess portion with an adjustable height, the height being capable of manually adjusted to form a ventilation hole correspondingly, wherein a position of the ventilation hole corresponds to the adjustable height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Bret E. Lee, Jason Jen Sen Lee
  • Publication number: 20150040475
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a container for storing and planting seeds, bulbs or tubers, the container comprising a housing made of a non-water soluble material, wherein the housing comprises a first compartment for receiving a seed, bulb or tuber, wherein the first compartment is essentially free of water, and a second compartment arranged below the first compartment, for receiving nutrients promoting growth of the seed, bulb or tuber. Still in accordance with the present invention, the container comprises a separation layer between the first and the second compartments, wherein the housing has a rounded shape at its bottom and the container has a center of gravity arranged such that the container is adapted to erect itself when it is deposited on a supporting surface in a tilted manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Centre De Recherche Public-Gabriel Lippmann
    Inventors: Thomas Schleeh, Jean-Francois Hausman
  • Publication number: 20150033624
    Abstract: An installation for drying a thin-walled biodegradable pot having a drying mould wherein one wall has a shape adapted to a corresponding shape of a wall of a moulded pot to be dried, and a means of heating the drying mould wall to a temperature above 160° C., and preferably between 180 and 240° C. Also disclosed are an installation for manufacturing pots having a drying installation mentioned above, a method of drying pots, a pot obtained from an installation or from a method mentioned above, and an assembly with a plant in a pot as mentioned above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: FERTIL
    Inventors: Guy De La Martiniere, Marc Micquel
  • Publication number: 20150027047
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices and related methods for using those devices in the planting and/or placing of plants, flowers, and/or other vegetation in specific and defined shapes. The devices and methods for using those devices are related to carpet bedding, gardens, home gardening, gardening kits, floating plant shapes and designs, and others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Greg Roberts
  • Publication number: 20150027045
    Abstract: A plant growing system having a pot with a bottom and sidewalls that form a hollow chamber. A quantity of mixture is disposed within the hollow chamber that includes a growing media, a time released fertilizer, and a water polymer. Covering the top of the pot is a lid that is formed to fit the top of the pot and when removed, fits the bottom of the pot for use as a watering tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: E. KRIEGER GREENHOUSES, INC.
    Inventors: Andy Krieger, Ross Krieger, Kurt Krieger
  • Publication number: 20150027046
    Abstract: A planter system has a base and an insert. The base is to be placed in the ground and includes a top, outwardly extending lip to limit the depth that the planter may be inserted into the ground. The base includes water drainage apertures and an upper channel to direct water into the interior of the base. The insert includes water drainage apertures and preferably at least one vertical channel to direct water from the upper channel along the exterior of the insert and into the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: STEVEN ADOLF
  • Publication number: 20150020449
    Abstract: The simulated palm tree trunk planter combines the head of a living palm tree with a faux trunk and trunk top that simulates the trunk and trunk top of a real palm tree. This arrangement permits the tree to assume a relatively tall, mature status without the long growing period required. The faux trunk and trunk top are fabricated from molded plastic and can be designed to simulate any of the various species of popular landscape palm trees. The trunk top is provided with an open cavity adapted to receive the head of a living palm tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Glen R. SUCHECKI
  • Patent number: 8936788
    Abstract: A method and container for developing seedlings includes germinating the seeds and air pruning the seedlings to a depth of about 3 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Wayne Lovelace and Judy Lovelace
    Inventors: Wayne Lovelace, Hugh Steavenson, Bob Suddarth
  • Publication number: 20150013222
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of household items and provides a plant pot which includes a pot body and a base, wherein the pot body has a wall with a porous structure, the pot body is in good engagement with the base, the pot body includes a first compartment, the base includes a second compartment, and the first compartment extends into the second compartment. The pot body of the plant pot is in good engagement with the base, such that no gap exists between the base and the pot body, thereby preventing insects from entering the base allowing the liquid in the plant pot to be more clean and sanitary. Moreover, the base of the present invention can contain more liquid, and liquid in the second compartment may penetrate through the porous body so as to be absorbed by the root system of the plant in the compartment, thereby ensuring a long-term and normal supply of liquid to the plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: SWEEOO (SHENZHEN) TRADING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih Hui Su, Tien Yin Chan
  • Publication number: 20150000189
    Abstract: A railing planter is disclosed comprising a body formed as a single unit having at least two tiered cavities for receiving plants and a recess for seating the planter on a railing. The railing planter may further comprise at least one connector for coupling with a matching connector of a second planter to attach the planters one to the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Noga Greis-Avnon
  • Publication number: 20140366442
    Abstract: This disclosure teaches an apparatus for cultivating plants that reduces the amount of lost water and increases the amount of water in the soil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Weidong Song, Fei Song
  • Publication number: 20140366443
    Abstract: A method and system for continuous automated growing of plants utilizes production lines each comprising a number of growth sections, each growth section comprising multiple horizontal transport levels, each level of each section having a source of light and liquid nutrient, and plant growing trays which move horizontally into, along and out of each transport level; whereby each subsequent growth section has a greater length than the previous section to receive a greater number of growing trays than the previous section so that as plants grow, the number of plants per growing tray is decreased but the number of plants per growth section remains constant. A group of plants is thereby broken out into an ever greater number of trays as it proceeds through the growing sections from germination to harvest, with the ability to simultaneously start the growth cycle for additional crops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Nicholas G. Brusatore
  • Publication number: 20140357752
    Abstract: A bio-degradable composition comprising 0.2%-10% w/w bio-degradable polymer and an organic non hydroxylic solvent may be used as a coating or adhesive in agriculture and home gardening as well as in other industries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2011
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: BIO PLASMAR LTD.
    Inventor: Chanoch Samet
  • Publication number: 20140345197
    Abstract: A kit for cultivating a plant having at least one seed of said plant, an amount of a compressed growing medium for germination and growth of said seed or seeds upon the absorption of water into said compressed medium, said growing medium comprising at least one growing composition; a collapsible container for containing said growing medium and said at least one seed, in which said plaint is to be initially cultivated, said collapsible container being sized so as to snugly accommodate the compressed growing medium when said growing medium has been expanded by the addition of water, wherein during said initial cultivation of said peat, and seed are arranged in said container; and a tray for supporting said collapsible container, wherein the tray includes at least one hole for allowing water to escape from the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: X-SEED, INC.
    Inventor: Charles R. Fagin
  • Publication number: 20140338259
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container for propagating growth of seedlings, having a main body comprising a base, a central wall extending vertically from the base. A first wall section and a second wall section are arranged to the main body. The first wall section and the second wall section are hingeably connected to the main body. The base, the central wall, the wall sections forms in the closed condition at least two cells being open at top. The base comprises a sup-porting structure at the lower part of the main body, wherein the main body is provided with supporting means for holding an irrigation mat. The present invention also relates to a tray designed for receive and carry one or more of said containers, a greenhouse including the tray and one or more of the mentioned containers, and a method for propagating growth of seedlings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Nelson Garden AB
    Inventors: Torsten NILSSON, Ulf FRANSSON
  • Publication number: 20140331554
    Abstract: A horticulture tray including a growing cell. The growing cell includes a first end, a second end, a sidewall, and a plant supporting portion. The first end defines a first aperture having a first diameter. The second end is opposite the first end and has a second diameter that is smaller than the first diameter. The sidewall extends between the first end and the second end, and the sidewall continuously tapers from the first end to the second end. The plant supporting portion is proximate to the second end, but spaced apart from the second end. The plant supporting portion is configured to support a plant within the growing cell apart from the second end. The growing cell promotes proper root structure by supporting stabilized growth plugs therein without horizontal surfaces and by creating a perimeter gap such that air can circulate around the growth plugs to air prune roots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: BLACKMORE COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Fred N. Blackmore, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140331555
    Abstract: Methods for promoting plant growth based on novel photosafening treatment regimes with glycopyranosides including glycopyranosylglycopyranosides, and aryl-a-D-glycopyranosides, and more specifically, with one or more compounds comprising terminal mannosyl-triose, optionally in the presence of light enhanced by one or more light reflecting and/or refracting members such as silicon-based substrates. Furthermore, chemical synthesis processes for the above compounds are disclosed for general application to plants. Silicate microbeads of the like are distributed over the ground or substrate in which roots of a plant are supported and planted, beneath and around a plant in a manner that light is refracted or reflected toward the phylloplane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Arthur M. Nonomura
  • Publication number: 20140325905
    Abstract: Plant pot system, having an outer pot and inner pot insertable into outer pot and removable from outer pot, for holding a plant with planting soil. Inserting and removing inner pot is possible without handles; after insertion, no grasping by hand is necessary, and an attractive plant pot system is created because inner pot has diagonally arranged handling recesses in its top that are open toward top; inner pot is suspended from a supporting frame thrust from underside inner pot; after inserted into outer pot, inner pot stands on base of outer pot, and the suspended position of inner pot is undone by lowering supporting frame into a lower position on inner pot, and supporting frame can be placed on top of outer pot. Supporting frame is grasped via handling recesses of outer pot, and inner pot is removed from outer pot after supporting frame is put in suspended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Stanislav Novotny
  • Publication number: 20140325904
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a plywood garden container that is inexpensive to manufacture, that may be produced sustainably, that is lightweight, that is durable, that is not prone to bowing of straight sides, that preserves the shape of curved sides, that is not prone to aliasing during handling, and that may be of any desired shape. A plywood garden container includes plywood boards (sides) to form an outer structure. Lightweight posts or hinges are disposed at each corner of the structure to hold sides upright and to enclose a plywood garden container. Wooden parts of a plywood garden container are painted with a food-grade paint before assembly in order to seal the wood. A sheet of wire mesh is pulled taught across an underside of the structure and secured with anchors. A plywood garden container includes an open top. After a garden is planted in a plywood garden container, the wire mesh distributes pressure away from the corners and to all parts of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Glen D. Brown
  • Publication number: 20140305039
    Abstract: An organism housing assembly that vertically reconfigures to provide variable sizes and dimensions that increase and decrease according to the spatial requirements of an organism, such as a plant. A housing covers the plant through various stages of the plant's life. The housing initially encloses an early organism. Subsequently, the housing vertically adjusts to a larger size and dimension to cover a mature organism. A fabric sleeve portion protects the plant. The sleeve portion may have a reflective inner surface and an outer surface fabricated to block infra-red radiation. At least one support portion, such as poles support the fabric sleeve. Each pole extends from a ground surface to provide a framework for supporting the housing. Additional poles can join the initial poles to expand the size of the housing. A fastener on the sleeve portion allows access to the poles and the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Kip Andersen
  • Publication number: 20140305040
    Abstract: A mobile plant growing apparatus includes a table having a bottom section housing a waterproof tray and an upper platform defining an aperture that is positioned above the waterproof tray having a screen secured thereon. A mobile plant growing apparatus also includes a second platform that is removably installed above the first platform. A mobile plant growing apparatus also includes a water conveying channel disposed within the upper platform, an inlet valve and a plurality of openings that function in unison to deposit water and/or gas into the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: JOHN JEFFREY HALL
  • Publication number: 20140305041
    Abstract: A modular planting system for at least one plant including a support frame having an inner volume within which can be supported at least one root ball of a plant, and an inner support provided within the inner volume for supporting the root ball therein; wherein the root ball is locatable at an optimal position for growth of the plant when the modular planting system is placed within a hole dug to at least substantially accommodate the modular planting system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen Kincaid MOSS
  • Publication number: 20140279181
    Abstract: A system and method for designing and implementing a garden layout in an online environment is provided. The system comprises an interactive online website, an online application webpage having a graphical workspace for designing the garden layout online and an online merchandising application to purchase a dynamically generated garden layout kit to replicate the virtual design in the real world. Users can obtain free or paid memberships; paid members can receive additional services including a real-time customer service mechanism for providing professional guidance to the plurality of members, access for larger/multiple layouts and additional features. An online community forum associated with the interactive online website allows a plurality of registered users to receive suggestions and feedbacks from other users and experts based on digitally uploaded data. The system can track, share, and manage the content of the containers remotely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Bryan Allen Wills
  • Publication number: 20140259912
    Abstract: The invention provides improved compositions and methods for growing and cultivating plants, wherein the compositions and methods comprise placing phase change materials (PCMs) close to, in contact with, or substantially in contact with, a plant root system, a plant pot or a plant soil (containing plant roots) to absorb the heat from the day and release it at night.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ENTROPY SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: William Rusty SUTTERLIN
  • Publication number: 20140259911
    Abstract: Provided is a low stress plant training receptacle including a container having a closed bottom and an open top, the later having a rim, and a plurality of pairs of branch training means formed and positioned about the rim to accept and retain the lower plant branches of a plant placed in the container to spread the branches apart from one another substantially horizontally to stimulate the plant to produce interior growth, increasing the plant strength, diameter, canopy and yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Samuel Joseph Davis
  • Publication number: 20140259914
    Abstract: A hollow pot includes a pot unit and a hollow tube. The hollow tube is a hollow unit and installed to inner surface of a mold set before pressurized air is introduced in the mold set and before the mold set is closed. A probe is inserted into the mold set and blows the plastic material in the mold set. The plastic material expands and contacts against the inner surface of the mold set, and seals the connection holes of the hollow tube. The plastic material is extended and broken to match upon the connection holes of the hollow tube. The plastic material is solidified to form the pot unit. The pot unit is air-tightly connected to the hollow tube, and the conjunction area of the hollow tube communicates with the space in the pot unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Chin Tai TSAI
  • Publication number: 20140259910
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention is a seedling container having seedling compartment(s). Frangible tear-off strip(s) divide seedling compartment(s) into top portion(s) and bottom portion(s). Pulling on pull tab(s) of frangible strip(s) permits removal of frangible strip(s) from seedling compartment(s) so as to permit bottom portion(s) to be conveniently removed from top portion(s). Seedling plug(s) retained by rim-like top portion(s) may thus be conveniently transplanted without creating excessive mess or damage to seedling(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: W. Michael Dunn
  • Publication number: 20140259913
    Abstract: A stackable elevated planter has a rectangular or oval body that holds potting soil. Two or four legs sockets are attached to and extend away from the bottom of the planter body to define a rectangle. Legs are provided such that each leg has one end sized to fit within one of the leg sockets. The legs have a length less that the length of the rectangle and an average width which is less than one fourth of the width of the rectangle such that the four legs can be laid next to one another within the planter body and a similar second planter will fit within that planter. The body of the second planter may be positioned over the four legs such that the leg sockets of the second planter body extend beyond the four legs and the leg sockets of the second planter may rest on the top surface of the base of the first planter. An optional shelf that fits within the planter body for storage and is attached to the legs when the planter is assembled may also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ADAMS MFG. CORP.
    Inventor: William E. Adams