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Akira Ikeda, Shigeki Nakayama, Kenji Ezaki, Toshitsugu Ishii, Isao Itakura: Method of enhancing plant growth and apparatus for performing the same. Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, April 4, 1989: US04817332 (10 worldwide citation)

A method of plant cultivation and growth acceleration includes enclosing the plants within a reflective chamber, controlling the CO.sub.2 concentration within said chamber so as to be at least 200 ppm, and irradiating the plants substantially omnidirectionally with a light intensity of approximately ...


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Kinya Ogawa, Yoichi Hirasawa: Soil block for pot plant cultivation and a method of cultivating pot plants using the same. Shin-Etsu Chemical, Townsend & Banta, January 24, 1995: US05383943 (10 worldwide citation)

A soil block for pot plant cultivation having a water-retentive layer, a hydrophobic layer above it, and a soil layer above that is provided. The water-retentive layer may consist of a sand layer, a water layer or a sand layer retaining water. The hydrophobic layer may consist of hydrophobic particl ...


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Kazuyuki Yamasaki, Shirou Imazu, Takashi Fujiwara: Method for waste water treatment using charcoal biologically activated. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Nixon & Vanderhye, October 14, 1997: US05676836 (9 worldwide citation)

The apparatus for waste water treatment has, in a tank, a contact circulation part in which Bincho charcoal is accommodated, a sprinkling circulation part which is disposed above the contact circulation part and in which black coal is accommodated, air lift piping for lifting treatment-object water ...


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Martien de Graaf: Apparatus for bulb plant cultivation. Isover Saint Gobain, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, February 22, 1994: US05287651 (9 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for the greenhouse cultivation of flower bulbs wherein the bulbs are placed in pockets (6) made in a hydrophilic mineral wool felt (5). The pockets (6) are formed at regular intervals and open only on one face of the felt. The opening formed in each pocket is of a slightly smaller size tha ...


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Tadashi Kawaguchi, Naoya Kawaguchi: Plant cultivation bed and plant cultivation block. Arnold B Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott Silverman, October 14, 1997: US05675933 (9 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a cultivation medium promoting germination of plants and growth of the seedlings while precluding the plant from suffering damage from insect pests. The cultivation medium comprises a particulate, granular or fibrous rubber. Particulate, granular or fibrous pieces of plant or ...


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Mcdowell Thomas John: Plant cultivation apparatus. Mcdowell Thomas John, February 9, 1994: GB2269304-A (9 worldwide citation)

Apparatus, for the cultivation of plants using an aquiculture process, comprises a structure 10 on which two series of at least two elongate trays 12 are arranged in cascade fashion. The bottoms 14 of the trays 12 have a longitudinal sloped attitude to allow flow of liquid nutrient from a higher end ...


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Tadaaki Kato: Cultivating device for plants. Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein & Kubovcik, January 12, 1982: US04309843 (8 worldwide citation)

A plant cultivation device comprised of a plurality of walls positioned parallel to each other and vertically inserted into the soil. Adjacent parallel walls are connected by a corrugated plate which has drainage holes positioned within parallel grooves on the plate. Hot water pipes are positioned w ...


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Control of plant growing environment. Charnoe Z P, Charnoe H Z, July 16, 1980: GB2037554-A (8 worldwide citation)

In order to provide a versatile system capable of optimum plant cultivation in a variety of situations for a variety of plants, an enclosure (1) in which plants or seeds are grown either has no ventilation to external atmosphere or has only ventilation via filtering means (2) to external atmosphere. ...


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Carroll M Geraldson: Plant cultivation apparatus and method. Larson & Taylor, December 25, 2001: US06332287 (7 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for growing plants with controlled rates of nutrient and water input. The apparatus and method includes the use of a reservoir container and a basket-style growing medium container having perforated side and bottom walls spaced inwardly from the walls of the reservoir contain ...


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Kazuyuki Yamasaki, Shirou Imazu, Takashi Fujiwara: Apparatus for waste water treatment using charcoal biologically activated. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Nixon & Vanderhye, February 4, 1997: US05599443 (7 worldwide citation)

The apparatus for waste water treatment has, in a tank, a contact circulation part in which Bincho charcoal is accommodated, a sprinkling circulation part which is disposed above the contact circulation part and in which black coal is accommodated, air lift piping for lifting treatment-object water ...