TODAY’S PATENT – METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF BAGGED ORGANIC MATERIALS
The Method for treatment of bagged organic materials was invented by Ronald V. Garvin (Hammond, OR), Larry R. Inman (Warrenton, OR), Arthur P. Schuette (Wilmington, NC) on the 31st of October, 1995, bearing patent number US5461843A.
This invention relates to the treatment of organic materials stored in large flexible storage bags and more particularly to the placement of conduits inside the bags to be used as desired to treat the stored materials with a media flowing through the conduits. An array of materials is stored in large plastic bags, e.g., bags that are 4-12 feet in diameter and 300 feet in length. Bags replace silos for the storing of silage. Bags replace granaries for the storage of grain. Bags replace outdoor composting piles for composting garbage. The three examples given have three different objectives. In the case of silage storage, a cut up or ground up agricultural crop, e.g., corn, is stored in a moistened condition. The enclosed crop ferments during the storage period which converts the material to silage, i.e., the pickled state of the crop material. The material is preserved in this pickled state for many months and is a popular form of feed for cattle during the harsh winter months in regions where pasture grass is not available during these months.