US 11,053,172 B2
Method for application of biochar in turf grass and landscaping environments
Richard W. Wilson, San Diego, CA (US); Han Suk Kim, Thousand Oaks, CA (US); Ranko Bontchev, Monrovia, CA (US); Neil Christopher Wahlgren, Ventura, CA (US); Vern S Traxler, Simi Valley, CA (US); Timothy Alan Thompson, Ventura, CA (US); Brian Buege, Centennial, CO (US); and Mark L. Jarand, Newbury Park, CA (US)
Assigned to Carbon Technology Holdings, LLC, Oakdale, MN (US)
Filed by Carbon Technology Holdings, LLC, Oakdale, MN (US)
Filed on Aug. 26, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/550,506.
Application 16/550,506 is a division of application No. 15/184,763, filed on Jun. 16, 2016, granted, now 10,392,313.
Application 16/035,177 is a division of application No. 15/213,122, filed on Jul. 18, 2016, granted, now 10,023,503.
Application 16/550,506 is a continuation in part of application No. 16/406,986, filed on May 8, 2019.
Application 16/406,986 is a continuation of application No. 15/792,486, filed on Oct. 24, 2017, granted, now 10,301,228.
Application 15/792,486 is a continuation of application No. 15/156,256, filed on May 16, 2016, granted, now 9,809,502.
Application 15/792,486 is a continuation of application No. 16/550,506.
Application 15/792,486 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/154,213, filed on Jun. 6, 2011, granted, now 8,317,891.
Application 15/792,486 is a continuation in part of application No. 16/550,506.
Application 16/550,506 is a continuation in part of application No. 16/035,177, filed on Jul. 13, 2018, granted, now 10,556,838.
Application 15/213,122 is a continuation of application No. 14/873,053, filed on Oct. 1, 2015, granted, now 10,252,951.
Application 14/873,053 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/385,986, granted, now 9,493,380, previously published as PCT/US2012/039862, filed on May 29, 2012.
Application 15/184,763 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/036,480, filed on Sep. 25, 2013, granted, now 9,359,268.
Application 14/036,480 is a continuation of application No. 13/189,709, filed on Jul. 25, 2011, granted, now 8,568,493.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/162,219, filed on May 15, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/058,445, filed on Oct. 1, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/058,472, filed on Oct. 1, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/186,876, filed on Jun. 30, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/180,525, filed on Jun. 16, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/290,026, filed on Feb. 2, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2019/0375691 A1, Dec. 12, 2019
Int. Cl. C05D 9/00 (2006.01); C09K 17/04 (2006.01); C05F 11/00 (2006.01); C05F 11/02 (2006.01); C05D 9/02 (2006.01); C05G 3/00 (2020.01); C05G 3/80 (2020.01); C10B 57/02 (2006.01); C10B 53/02 (2006.01); C05F 11/08 (2006.01); C09K 17/02 (2006.01)
CPC C05D 9/00 (2013.01) [C05F 11/00 (2013.01); C05F 11/02 (2013.01); C05F 11/08 (2013.01); C05G 3/00 (2013.01); C05G 3/80 (2020.02); C09K 17/02 (2013.01); C09K 17/04 (2013.01); C10B 53/02 (2013.01); C10B 57/02 (2013.01); C05D 9/02 (2013.01); Y02E 50/10 (2013.01); Y02E 50/30 (2013.01); Y10S 71/903 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for applying biochar to sod where the method comprises contacting the root side of the sod with the biochar such that some of the biochar adheres to the root side of the sod.
 
4. Turf sod, the turf sod comprising a piece of sod having biochar attached to the root side of sod.
 
5. A plant root ball, the plant root ball comprising a mass of root tissue and soil and biochar, where the biochar is attached to surface of the root ball.
 
6. A plant root ball, the plant root ball comprising a mass of root tissue and soil, a wrap surrounding the mass of root tissue and soil, and biochar, where the biochar is either attached to a surface of the wrap or is positioned between the wrap and the mass of root tissue and biochar.