06237285 is referenced by 27 patents and cites 15 patents.

A plant cultivation mat (or, grass growing mat) to be spread over artificial ground, which permit walkers to tread on the soil filled in the mat as well as the plant grown in it. The plant cultivation mat comprises a cell disposed in a recessed form with the top part thereof being open upward and with a water-passage port being perforated in the vicinity of the bottom part thereof; and pillar member erected within the cell to a height not exceeding the upper end part of the lateral wall of the cell. Also, this plant cultivation mat comprises a cell disposed in a recessed form with the top part thereof being open upward and with a water-passage port being perforated in the vicinity of the bottom part thereof; and one or a plurality of pillar members erected within the cell to a height not exceeding the upper end part of the lateral wall of the cell; and at least one connecting rib to join the cells together. The pillar member should preferably have a small hole perforated in the top part thereof at an appropriate location.

Title
Plant cultivation mat
Application Number
9/288303
Publication Number
6237285 (B1)
Application Date
April 8, 1999
Publication Date
May 29, 2001
Inventor
Shinji Uchida
Toride
US
Takaharu Yoshioka
Sagamihara
US
Kazuo Kumura
Yamato
US
Minoru Yoshida
Yamato
US
Agent
Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton
US
Assignee
Kyodo KY TEC
US
IPC
A01G 9/02
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