A couple years ago I submitted this to the USPTO.
Besides the novelty applications, like being able to have a bluetooth speaker which also functioned as a seed starter…for herbs and garden starts. I really wanted this to serve as an industrial clone/seed starter.
It was my dream back then to tend to people who didn’t have a lot of time to tend to their operations, or were conflicted because burning man was just around the corner and they just sprouted some seeds. One of the apparatuses called for a buoyant seed tray which would float in a reservoir and lower as water is evaporated…providing ideal moisture levels for a substantial length of time. Once a good root base started the plant would dictate its water needs.
Obviously, there are other solutions to this but I felt that by utilizing micro-porosity… Much like how Olla’s function underground… you could maintain ideal moisture for the seedling and develop enough roots to the porosity of the walls.
I doubt I will be issued this patent, I didn’t have a lot of the hard science of hydrology to put in. It was basically an idea I had. If I am issued a patent I will try to sell it to Amazon to put in there “alexa’s” to make them actually useful for something. I just wanted to try and merge tech with something useful and green at the time. I just wanted to use the forum’s wisdom and extreme intelligence to gather ideas on improvements, better science, errors I may have made… If anyone has time.