Kansas Patent of the Month – July 2023

AirFixture, LLC has introduced an innovative solution for optimizing plant cultivation in indoor environments. The air distribution system, developed by AirFixture, improves the way air is circulated around plants, providing controlled and selectable airflow to enhance growing conditions. This breakthrough technology offers significant improvements over traditional HVAC systems and fans commonly used in indoor grow rooms.

The air distribution system consists of a housing that extends between two ends and defines a central longitudinal axis. The housing comprises two shells, with the first shell featuring intake slots and the second shell including exit vents. Inside the housing, multiple fans with rotating blades are positioned. When the blades rotate in a specific direction, air is drawn through the intake slots in a tangential airflow direction to the longitudinal axis and expelled through the exit vents in a similar tangential direction.

One of the key advantages of this airflow assembly is its controllability. By rotating the housing, the airflow direction and velocity can be adjusted. By changing the position of the exit vents, the airflow can be precisely directed to specific areas or rows of plants. This controlled airflow distribution ensures consistent air movement across the plants, optimizing growing conditions and preventing issues such as wind burn or high humidity micro-climates.

The airflow assembly is designed to be adaptable and compatible with various grow environments and can be easily mounted to a grow rack. The cross-sectional shape of the housing is rectangular, providing efficient airflow coverage. The assembly can also be opened, providing convenient cleaning, repair, and part replacement.

This innovative system from AirFixture is a game-changer for plant cultivation. Its ability to create a consistent sheet of air at a uniform velocity ensures optimal growing conditions, promoting healthy plant growth and preventing common issues. By directing the airflow across multiple rows of plants, it maximizes the efficiency of indoor grow environments, even in high-density grow racks. 

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