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1. (WO2005115129) SUPER-ENHANCED, ADJUSTABLY BUOYANT FLOATING ISLAND
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Pub. No.: WO/2005/115129 International Application No.: PCT/US2005/013373
Publication Date: 08.12.2005 International Filing Date: 20.04.2005
IPC:
A01G 9/02 (2006.01) ,A01G 31/00 (2006.01) ,A01G 31/04 (2006.01) ,A01G 31/06 (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
9
Cultivation of flowers, vegetables or rice in receptacles, forcing-frames or greenhouses
02
Receptacles, e.g. flower-pots or boxes; Glasses for cultivating flowers
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
31
Hydroponics; Cultivation without soil
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
31
Hydroponics; Cultivation without soil
02
Special apparatus therefor
04
Hydroponic culture on conveyers
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
31
Hydroponics; Cultivation without soil
02
Special apparatus therefor
06
Hydroponic culture on racks or in stacked containers
Applicants:
KANIA, Bruce, G. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
STEWART, Frank, M. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
SMITH, Russell, F. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
COLEMAN, Thomas, N. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
CUNNINGHAM, Alfred [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
FOUNTAINHEAD, LLC [US/US]; 9625 Scandia Rd. Shepherd, MT 59079, US (AllExceptUS)
Inventors:
KANIA, Bruce, G.; US
STEWART, Frank, M.; US
SMITH, Russell, F.; US
COLEMAN, Thomas, N.; US
CUNNINGHAM, Alfred; US
Agent:
TEASE, Antoinette, M.; P.O. Box 51016 Billings, MT 59105, US
Priority Data:
60/574,12124.05.2004US
Title (EN) SUPER-ENHANCED, ADJUSTABLY BUOYANT FLOATING ISLAND
(FR) ILE FLOTTANTE PERFECTIONNEE A FLOTTABILITE REGLABLE
Abstract:
(EN) A floating island comprising one or more layers of nonwoven mesh material and optional buoyant nodules. The mesh material is optionally coated with a spray-on elastomer or inoculated with nutrients or microorganisms. The island can include buoyant growth medium, floats, buoyant blocks, a prefabricated seed blanket, a dunking feature, capillary tubes, wicking units and/or bell flotation units. A larger embodiment is comprised of nonwoven mesh material, buoyant nodules, supplemental flotation units, stepping pads and optional load distribution members. Other optional features include a stepping stone flotation assembly, a stepping stone/vertical buoyant member flotation assembly, and a floating log assembly. The buoyancy of the island can be adjusted with a rigid framework of horizontal members, vertical members that can be moved vertically within the island, and/or a framework of prefabricated flotation tubes and cross members. The present invention also covers a floating island with a boat docking location.
(FR) Ile flottante constituée d'une ou de plusieurs couches d'un matériau maillé non tissé et éventuellement de modules flottants. Le matériau maillé peut être recouvert d'un élastomère vaporisé ou bien être inoculé avec des nutriments ou des micro-organismes. Lie peut inclure un support de croissance flottant, des flotteurs, des blocs flottants, un tapis de graines préfabriqué, une pataugeoire, des tubes capillaires, des unités à mèche et/ou des unités de flottage à cloche. Dans un mode de réalisation de plus grande taille, on peut trouver un matériau maillé non tissé, des nodules flottants, des unités de flottaison supplémentaires, des plots faisant office de marches et de possibles éléments de répartition de charge. Autres caractéristiques possibles: ensemble flottaison avec pierres de gué, ensemble flottaison avec élément flottant vertical/pierres de gué, et ensemble rondins flottants. La flottabilité de l'île peut être réglée au moyen d'une structure rigide d'éléments horizontaux, d'éléments verticaux déplaçables verticalement à l'intérieur de l'île et/ou d'un cadre de tubes de flottaison préfabriqués et de traverses. Est également décrite une île flottante avec appontement.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)