(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 27 March 2018 (27.03.2018)

Information valid as of: 23 July 2018 (23.07.2018)

Report generated on: 13 October 2019 (13.10.2019)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2018/16274113 September 2018 (13.09.2018) English (EN)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/EP2018/05595909 March 2018 (09.03.2018) English (EN)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
1703751.6 (GB)09 March 2017 (09.03.2017) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)

(51) International Patent Classification:
A01G 9/00 (2018.01); A01G 33/00 (2006.01); A01K 61/80 (2017.01); A01K 61/65 (2017.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
ELEMENTS WORKS SRL [IT/IT]; via Meucci 24 56121 Pisa (IT) (for all designated states)

(72) Inventor(s):
GRASSI, Michele; Elements Works Srl via Meucci 24 56121 Pisa (IT)

(74) Agent(s):
REDDIE & GROSE LLP; The White Chapel Building 10 Whitechapel High Street London Greater London E1 8QS (GB)

(54) Title (EN): MODULAR AGRICULTURE SYSTEM
(54) Title (FR): SYSTÈME AGRICOLE MODULAIRE

(57) Abstract:
(EN): A modular agriculture system for use underwater. The system comprises a plurality of node elements (101) each including an agricultural unit and a plurality of connection elements (201) for inter-connecting at least some of said nodes to form a mesh-like structure with nodes at the mesh junctions. A significant portion of said connection elements (201) are of low cross section such that when in use and placed underwater they present a low resistance to the action of waves and currents. A plurality of tensioning elements (310,320) are connected to the mesh-like structure to place the connection elements (201) in tension.
(FR): La présente invention concerne un système agricole modulaire destiné à être utilisé sous l'eau. Le système comprend une pluralité d'éléments de nœud (101) comprenant chacun une unité agricole et une pluralité d'éléments de connexion (201) permettant l'interconnexion d'au moins une partie desdits nœuds pour former une structure de type maillage avec des nœuds aux jonctions de maillage. Une partie significative desdits éléments de connexion (201) présente une faible section transversale de sorte que lors de l'utilisation et de la mise en place sous l'eau ils présentent une faible résistance à l'action des vagues et des courants. Une pluralité d'éléments de tensionnement (310, 320) sont connectés à la structure de type maillage pour placer les éléments de connexion (201) sous tension.

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 19 June 2018 (19.06.2018) [EP]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Not available

(81) Designated States:
AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BN, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DJ, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IR, IS, JO, JP, KE, KG, KH, KN, KP, KR, KW, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PA, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, QA, RO, RS, RU, RW, SA, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW
European Patent Office (EPO) : AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) : BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) : BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM