|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||047/062.R; 047/059; 047/063|
|발명자 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 27 인용 특허 : 7|
A rotary plant growing apparatus has an open-ended cylindrical drum which rotates about a horizontal axis on a support stand. A lamp is positioned at the axis of the drum. Holes in the drum hold plant pots, with the plants facing the light and the bottom of the pots extending radially outward from the drum. A tray under the drum holds a pool of water and is spaced from the drum such that the lower part of the pots contacts the water as the drum rotates, watering the plants. The apparatus is particularly suitable for hydroponic gardening.
1. A rotary hydroponic plant growing apparatus, comprising: (a) a cylindrical drum; (b) a support stand for said drum, said stand having rotatable supports to support said drum for rotation of said drum about its axis in a substantially horizontal position; (c) drive means to rotate said drum on said rotatable supports; (d) a light source inside said drum about which said drum rotates; (e) said drum being adapted to hold a plurality of plant pots wherein plants grow hydroponically in such orientation that said plants growing in said pots face radi...