US Patent No: 8,171,669

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Air rooting shell

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An air rooting shell comprises a first shell half mateable with a second shell half to form a shell for enclosing around a branch. The shell comprises a reservoir for containing planting medium and an upper lipped opening that receives the branch and collects and funnels water to the reservoir. A bottom opening is provided through which the lower portion of the branch may exit. Side openings on the shell may be used to enclose a branch in a horizontal orientation, while the upper lipped opening remains vertically oriented to receive water.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Park, Hong Ku 203 Southcrest Dr., Huntsville, AL 35802 18 92

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2003/0213,170 Aerohydroponic Circulation 4 2003
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,752,331 Air rooting shell 0 2012

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