Patent Number: 7,707,784

Title: Method for forming a culm block

Abstract: A culm block and a method of manufacture are disclosed. The culm block comprises a plurality of straw stalks forming a first rigid wall and a second rigid wall as a result of an application of heat and pressure to the same and the inherent bonding agent found in the straw stalks. Preferably, the culm block further comprises a plurality of through-holes for receiving structural reinforcements or otherwise and a restraining device wrapped about the block for added structural support.

Inventors: Korman; Benjamin Zvi (Cayucos, CA), Ruskey, III; John Anthony (Goleta, CA), Priest; Douglas Clinton (Sacramento, CA)

Assignee: Oryzatech, Inc.

International Classification: E04H 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018