Thursday, June 25, 2015

US patent application 20150173302 with inventor Lowell Wood: REFLECTIVE ARTICLES AND METHODS FOR INCREASING PHOTOSYNTHESIS

The first published claim:

A reflective article comprising: a reflecting material configured to diffusely reflect at least 80% of incident sunlight that is photosynthetically active; and a retro-reflecting material configured to retro-reflect at least 80% of incident sunlight that is non-photosynthetically active; wherein: sunlight that is photosynthetically active corresponds to wavelengths from 400 nm to 750 nm; and the article is configured for placement under, around, or in the proximity of a plant.

The application is assigned to Elwha.

Note the inventors of US 20130268756 (also assigned to Elwha):

Marc E. Davis, Matthew G. Dyor, William Gates, Xuedong Huang, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Qi Lu, Mark A. Malamud, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Satya Nadella, Danny Allen Reed, Harry Shum, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, JR.


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