Patents Assigned to Hortech, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10517229
    Abstract: A wall mounted agricultural system includes a mounting structure including first and a second ends and supported from a substantially vertically extending wall surface, and at least one planter box that includes a plurality of sidewalls and a bottom wall that cooperate to form a compartment and an upwardly opening aperture, wherein at least one of the sidewalls comprises a rear wall facing the wall surface, the at least one planter box is configured to mount to the mounting structure such that the rear wall is spaced from the wall surface to create a space therebetween, and wherein the at least one planter box includes an aperture in fluid communication with the compartment and the space positioned between the rear wall and the wall surface, and wherein the aperture in fluid communication with the space is configured to allow water received through the upwardly opening aperture to drain into the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. MacKenzie
  • Publication number: 20180220594
    Abstract: A method of installing a green roof planter assembly includes providing first and second planter modules each including a bottom wall and a plurality of side walls that cooperate with the bottom wall to form an interior space adapted to receive plant matter therein, wherein at least a pair of the plurality of side walls cooperate to form a corner therebetween, the corner defining a length therealong, and each planter module including a first relief located along the length of the first corner, positioning the corners of the planter modules proximate one another, providing a coupling member, and inserting the coupling member into the reliefs of the planter modules, thereby inhibiting vertical movement of the planter modules with respect to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: 9655308
    Abstract: A modular wall mounted agricultural system that includes a mounting structure having a first end, a second end, a fluid conduit extending longitudinally between the first end and the second end, and at least one longitudinally extending channel. The system further includes at least one planter box that is adapted to mount within the at least one channel of the mounting structure, and wherein the at least one planter box includes a plurality of sidewalls and a bottom wall that cooperate to form a compartment adapted to receive plant matter therein, the plurality of sidewalls cooperating to form an upwardly opening aperture adapted to receive a fluid from the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: 9565805
    Abstract: A green roof modular system includes at least four planter modules each including a planter including a bottom wall and a plurality of sidewalls that cooperate with the bottom wall to form an interior space, and a biodegradable insert including a plurality of sidewalls that cooperate with one another to form an interior space, wherein the insert is adapted to retain a plant matter in the interior space of the insert, the plurality of sidewalls of the insert extending above the plurality of sidewalls of the planter, and wherein the plurality of the sidewalls of the insert are adapted to retain a plant matter that extends above the plurality of sidewalls of the planter, such that one of the planter modules abuts each of the remaining three planter modules and substantially no gap exists between the abutting planter modules in plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. MacKenzie
  • Publication number: 20160227708
    Abstract: A green roof modular system includes at least four planter modules each including a planter including a bottom wall and a plurality of sidewalls that cooperate with the bottom wall to form an interior space, and a biodegradable insert including a plurality of sidewalls that cooperate with one another to form an interior space, wherein the insert is adapted to retain a plant matter in the interior space of the insert, the plurality of sidewalls of the insert extending above the plurality of sidewalls of the planter, and wherein the plurality of the sidewalls of the insert are adapted to retain a plant matter that extends above the plurality of sidewalls of the planter, such that one of the planter modules abuts each of the remaining three planter modules and substantially no gap exists between the abutting planter modules in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: 9351448
    Abstract: A wall mounted agricultural system that includes a mounting structure including a first end and a second end and supported from a substantially vertically extending wall surface, and at least one planter box that includes a plurality of sidewalls and a bottom wall that cooperate to form a compartment adapted to receive plant matter therein and an upwardly opening aperture adapted to receive a fluid therethrough, wherein at least one of the side walls comprises a rear wall facing the wall surface, the at least one planter box is adapted to mount to the mounting structure such that the rear wall is spaced from the wall surface to create a space therebetween, and wherein the at least one planter box includes an aperture in fluid communication with the compartment and the space positioned between the rear wall and the wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. Mackenzie
  • Patent number: 9338947
    Abstract: A green roof modular system includes at least four planter modules each including a planter including a bottom wall and a plurality of sidewalls that cooperate with the bottom wall to form an interior space, and a biodegradable insert including a plurality of sidewalls that cooperate with one another to form an interior space, wherein the insert is adapted to retain a plant matter in the interior space of the insert, the plurality of sidewalls of the insert extending above the plurality of sidewalls of the planter, and wherein the plurality of the sidewalls of the insert are adapted to retain a plant matter that extends above the plurality of sidewalls of the planter, such that one of the planter modules abuts each of the remaining three planter modules and substantially no gap exists between the abutting planter modules in plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: 9095097
    Abstract: A modular planting system for roof applications includes a plurality of green roof planter modules each comprising a planter including a bottom wall and a plurality of sidewalls that cooperate with the bottom wall to form an interior space, and a biodegradable insert including a bottom wall and a plurality of sidewalls that cooperate with the bottom wall to form an interior space, wherein the insert is adapted to retain a plant matter in the interior space of the insert, the plurality of sidewalls of the insert extend above the plurality of sidewalls of the planter, and wherein the plurality of sidewalls of the insert are adapted to retain a plant matter that extends above the plurality of sidewalls of the planter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: 9097022
    Abstract: A green roof planter module includes a planter including a bottom wall, a plurality of sidewalls each including an upper portion and a lower portion, wherein the bottom wall and the plurality of sidewalls cooperate with one another to form an interior space, and a biodegradable collar member extending upwardly from at least a select one of the biodegradable sidewalls, wherein at least a portion of the collar member is in-molded within the upper portion of at least one of the sidewalls, and wherein the collar member is adapted to retain a plant matter that extends above the plurality of sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: D735891
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: D735892
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: D736411
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: D736412
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: D758914
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: D758915
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: PP27434
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Liriope minor called ‘Nongmn’, that is characterized by its foliage that reaches a height of only 10 cm, its flower stems that reach a height of only 7 cm and its dense, low growing plant habit that forms a turf-like thicket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: HORTECH, INC.
    Inventor: David MacKenzie
  • Patent number: PP27454
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Phedimus plant, ‘Nonsitnal’ characterized by its foliage that emerges with light green centers and creamy white edges with the coloration retained throughout summer and fall and dropping the majority of the foliage by winter, its flower buds that are pinkish cream in color, its leaf buds that are cherry red in color, its rounded, upright oriented inflorescences with flowers that are bright canary yellow in color during early summer, and its dense, low growing habit with foliage that reaches 10 cm in height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: HORTECH, INC.
    Inventor: Norberto Miguel Roma
  • Patent number: D784045
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: D787857
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: PP33342
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Lamium plant named ‘Nonnogardk’ that characterized by its variegated leaves with silver centers and green margins, its leaves that are an average of 5.1 cm in length and 3.2 cm in width, its plant size that is an average of 15.24 cm in height and 91 cm in spread, its flowers that are clear pink in color, and its flowers that bloom in May and June with a rebloom with less flowers in September and October in Michigan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: HORTECH, INC.
    Inventor: Richard Sierra