Patent and Trademark
FLAT ROCK, Mich., Feb. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inventors Tom and Martin Bottorff announced this week that they have filed a patent for a product called the TMB Moulding/Trim Quick Release System (patent application number: 13459229; patent publication number: US20120272610A1).
“My nephew, Tom, conceptualized the idea and approached me about helping him execute it,” Martin says. “I have a background in all things mechanical, so I was ready to put this idea into action right away.”
The TMB Moulding/Trim Quick Release System promises to solve a major problem having to do with refinishing walls, moulding and trim. It’s designed around a ball and socket configuration that makes the process of moulding or trim removal and installation quick and simple.
To date, moulding and trim has been attached to a surface using nails, screws or bolts. As a result, removal is labor intensive and difficult.
“More and more people are choosing to renovate their homes and the trim/moulding removal process is unwieldy,” Martin says. “Refinishing the walls, ceiling or even the moulding/trim itself creates issues such as paint on the adjacent surface by splatter, drips, overlap and more.”
Martin explains that, over the years, many tools have been developed to overcome these challenges, but none have remained in the marketplace. Some people choose to not remove it at all and simply use masking tape to cover the moulding or trim, but this too creates its own challenges. Application and removal is time consuming; there is additional cost; and there is extra waste to dispose of because the tape can only be used once.
The TMB Moulding/Trim Quick Release System works to eliminate all of these challenges while reducing the amount of labor and materials involved in refinishing wall, ceiling or moulding/trim. It provides an easy way to attach and remove moulding or trim so that ceilings, walls and even floors can be refinished without issues for surrounding surfaces.
For more information, email: ThomasBottorff@yahoo.com.
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CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DAX LLC and its parent company, Sample Digital Holdings LLC, announce today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for “a system and method for media content collaboration throughout the media production process,” broadening its previous patent No. 7,660,416 granted in 2010.
The new patent, issued as U.S. Patent No. 8,218,764, covers the DAX media workflow platform that offers a suite of applications, including Digital Dailies® and iDailies®, which optimize the business and creative process in content production and distribution management.
“This patent marks the leadership role that DAX holds within the industry for technology relating to the collaboration of media content throughout the entire content creation production process,” stated Patrick Macdonald King, CEO of DAX, and Chairman of Sample Digital Holdings.
“For nearly a decade, our targeted research, creative vision and real world application of DAX technology has delivered the tools needed by studios, broadcast and cable companies to easily and effectively collaborate on all aspects workflow and production of media content. Our continuing efforts to develop and advance our technology for the future give us a competitive edge in this field.”
Headquartered in Culver City, DAX LLC delivers cloud applications and services to companies that produce, distribute and license audio-visual content. Clients include such creative leaders as 20th Century Fox, CBS, Warner Bros., Showtime, A&E Networks, Starz, AMC, and Lionsgate.
DAX is a highly secure online environment where users can share ideas, information and content created throughout the production or campaign lifecycle, or as required for trafficking and distribution of final product. DAX incorporates workflow, collaboration, transcoding, distribution and security services into one robust, extendible solution available via desktop, set top box and mobile applications such as DAX|Mobile.
ABOUT DAX LLC:
DAX (www.daxcloud.com) is the leading provider of targeted workflow and media asset management applications and services to companies that produce, distribute and license audio-visual content. The DAX platform is a highly-secure innovative web-based community used by most major studios and television networks for collaboration and distribution management of content during the production process, for marketing and distribution of final product, and for easily accessible library management for re-use of production elements, including video, audio, photos and documents.
The company is based in Culver City, Los Angeles, close to the major Hollywood studios and networks it services. Formerly Sample Digital, in 2012 the company’s product became the company’s brand, and DAX continues to lead the industry at center of the media universe.
More information: http://www.daxcloud.com/ .
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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Nov. 16, 2012 Leader Technologies filed a “Petition for Writ of Certiorari” with the U.S. Supreme Court in their patent infringement battle with Facebook. Such writs ask the court to review the decisions of lower courts for legal error.
“The Federal Circuit’s decision in our case was wrong both legally and ethically,” said Leader CEO and inventor Michael McKibben.
“Legally, after Facebook’s case fell apart, the court should have affirmed the verdict that Facebook literally infringes our patent on all 11 counts, or they should have referred the case back to the district court for more fact-finding,” McKibben noted.
“Instead, they secretly fabricated new arguments and evidence for Facebook without giving us a chance to defend ourselves against these new accusations.”
McKibben explained, “This is a fundamental violation of our Fifth and 14th Amendment right to due process which guarantees the right to confront one’s accuser.”
McKibben said that without a hearing the judges had no way to assess their newly-created evidence. “Despite the fact that Facebook’s evidence was all discredited, the judges had apparently made up their minds not to rule against Facebook and were looking for ways to justify their foregone conclusion.”
As an example, McKibben cites their opening premise. “It was a false statement that Leader had admitted something, when Leader had actually said the opposite.”
McKibben continued, “Judicial experts tell me that appeals judges have no mandate to make up new arguments for a party who will otherwise lose. They certainly have no mandate to do such things in secret.”
“What the Federal Circuit did is a little like issuing a judgment for a parking violation from a city that neither you nor your vehicle have ever visited.”
“Ethically, judicial financial disclosures reveal that at least two of our judges stood to benefit financially from decisions favorable to Facebook,” McKibben said.
Responding for the first time to the Facebook assertion that Leader is merely disappointed that Facebook is successful and Leader is not, McKibben responded “When we began inventing what is now called social networking in the late 1990′s, the Internet had fewer than ten million commercial users. By my calculations, Zuckerberg was in junior high school then.”
“Inventing is hard. Copying is easy. The ink was still drying on our engineering drawings when we believe Zuckerberg and his financiers decided to steal our invention. It stands to reason that a market can be grown quickly when one has no respect for morals and laws. It is well known that while counterfeiting makes money for the counterfeiter, it depresses the market for everyone else, including the inventor.”
“Zuckerberg says he built Facebook in one or two weeks. This is virtually impossible. New testimony says he obtained a copy of our actual source code in late 2003, perhaps even the very night he hacked the Harvard House sites. Our inventions by then cost us $10 million, three years, and 145,000 man-hours to create.”
McKibben noted: “Our engineering records, which were blocked by the judge from being presented at trial, show that our final debugging of a critical module occurred the night of Oct. 28, 2003 – the very same night that Zuckerberg entered in his online diary ‘Let the hacking begin.’”
“In 2005 Leader was helping Governor Kathleen Blanco, the State of Louisiana and the American Red Cross save lives and recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, while Zuckerberg and his financiers were busy counterfeiting our invention and inviting third parties to write apps for it at Stanford University.”
McKibben believes that social networking has not experienced a normal growth curve. He says, “Our invention was stolen and given away from the very beginning. What has developed is a distorted version of our innovations, skewed to maximize advertising revenue and pump-and-dump stock while sacrificing a rational development. This includes respect for personal privacy, security and property.”
Eminent American historian Professor Hy Berman observed, “I looked into Leader’s claims by closely examining the content of Facebook and found that everything in Facebook’s control is open to all and can be easily manipulated for political and commercial gain. If intellectual property theft by the powerful and well-connected is not stopped, future innovation is jeopardized.” Professor Berman is a former political adviser to Vice President Hubert Humphrey.
“Leader shareholders hope that the U.S. Supreme Court is above the legal and ethical confusion created by the Federal Circuit’s conduct, and that the court will support small inventor’s patent rights, the law and justice and hear this case.”
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PHILADEPLPHIA, Pa., Oct. 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bolt Fitness announced this week that it was granted a patent (U.S. Patent D666,255) for a new, innovative fitness product – the Bolt Wheel – which brings the gym to the home.
Lina Babchinetskaya and Roman Birman are the designers of the Bolt Wheel and the co-founders of Bolt Fitness.
Babchinetskaya explains that the Bolt Wheel is unlike similar products on the market today and was conceptualized because of a real fitness niche that needed to be filled.
Birman, a former personal trainer, found that many clients complained of constant lower back pain. And, Bachinetskaya, having a B.S. in Kinesiology, had conducted numerous studies on fitness equipment and exercise development. The combined skills of this fitness duo naturally led to the creation of the Bolt Wheel – designed to eliminate lower back discomfort while providing measurable results.
“The Bolt Wheel helps people build muscle, lose weight and tone the body,” Babchinetskaya says. “It works several muscle groups at one time. While similar to an ab wheel, it’s more like a complete body wheel – it takes fitness to a whole new level.”
Additionally, similar fitness products do not properly align the body – the Bolt Wheel does. This feature makes it easy for people to exercise safely and eliminates any worry about whether they are doing the moves correctly or not.
“This is a very important feature,” Babchinetskaya says. “If the body is not properly aligned, the targeted muscle groups will not get an effective workout and people may even do more damage to their body than good. And, positive results may be non-existent.”
The Bolt Wheel is designed for all fitness levels – the newbie to the exercise junkie. Products such as the ab wheel are typically used only by people who have had prior conditioning or a higher physical fitness level.
Additionally, the Bolt Wheel removes any unnecessary stress, pressure and tension on the lower back allowing the user to exercise for longer periods of time. It allows the user to tone their arms, chest, upper back, shoulders, and abs and most importantly – strengthens the core.
“A strong core equals a better overall physical fitness level,” Babchinetskaya says.
The bottom line is that the Bolt Wheel is easy and safe to use and can be used at home saving people a trip to the gym.
“Our mission is to revolutionize at-home fitness by bringing new, versatile equipment to the market,” Babchinetskaya says.
All products are tested by Bolt Fitness staff. The Bolt Wheel comes in a carrying bag with an electronic jump rope and a mat.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today a Federal court denied the appeal of Leader Technologies in the Leader v. Facebook patent infringement case. “This is suspiciously convenient timing for Facebook, coming hours after the Facebook roadshow commenced in New York,” said CEO Mike McKibben, referring to Facebook’s IPO kickoff yesterday.
According to McKibben, a lower court held that Facebook violated Leader’s patent on 11 of 11 claims, but then invalidated Leader’s patent by finding that Leader had tried to sell its technology too soon (“on-sale bar,” in legal parlance.)
“Leader asked the Federal Circuit to overrule this verdict, because the company’s patent interests were protected by a ‘no-reliance’ agreement that negated any possibility of making offers before we had signed contracts,” said McKibben. “But the court ignored these agreements, accepted Facebook-doctored evidence, and misquoted my testimony to justify their decision.”
“We are extremely disappointed,” McKibben added. “The appeals process is supposed to correct legal errors by juries, not simply root around for new evidence to justify not overturning a jury that was fooled by Facebook tricks.”
McKibben may appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. “We firmly believe that the jury erred in their one finding against Leader,” he says. “Facebook is using our invention, as the jury agreed, without our permission. This court just condoned hacking of intellectual property and fabrication of evidence as acceptable business practices.”
The case is Leader Technologies Inc. v. Facebook Inc., 2011-1366, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Washington). The lower court case is Leader Technologies Inc. v. Facebook Inc., 08-cv-862, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware (Wilmington).
More information about Leader: http://www.leader.com .
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U.S. Patent Office Issues Sixth Patent Covering ‘Zero-Footprint’ Medical Image Viewers to Heart Imaging Technologies, LLC
DURHAM, N.C., May 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Heart IT, the global leader that pioneered the first FDA approved zero footprint medical imaging workstation, WebPAX®, announced today the award of its sixth patent covering “zero-footprint” medical image viewing technologies. “Zero-footprint” technologies allow health care professionals to view medical images using any computing platform with a standard Internet web browser.
This includes Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Mozilla’s Firefox, Apple’s Safari, and Google’s Chrome on Windows-based desktop and laptop PCs in addition to Macintosh-based desktops and laptops. Further, WebPAX® enables users of mobile devices to access medical images through standard browsers on Apple’s iPad and iPhone, as well as all Google Android tablets and cell phones.
Without “zero-footprint” technologies, medical images can only be viewed by installing proprietary software that is different for each web browser, each operating system, and each hardware device.
U.S. Patent Number 8166381 issued on April 24, 2012. Heart IT’s “zero footprint” intellectual property portfolio also includes five previously-issued U.S. Patents: 6934698, 7457656, 7668835, 7958100, and 8055636. HeartIT’s intellectual property coverage for its issued patents extends through the year 2025. Additional related patents are pending review by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
About Heart IT:
Founded in 2000 and headquartered near North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, Heart IT is a global leader in the medical image web enablement field. Their flagship product, WebPAX®, was the world’s first FDA approved zero foot-print medical image workstation. It provides web-based medical image management technology and services to health care systems, large hospitals and private clinics as well as drug and device companies sponsoring multi-center clinical trials. Worldwide, WebPAX® systems currently provide secure web browser access to over one billion medical images. For more information visit our website at http://www.heartit.com .
“WebPAX” is a registered trademark of Heart Imaging Technologies, LLC. All other trademarks acknowledged.
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