WHAT'S NEW AT PILLC
Liberty Pumps, Inc. was granted utility patent, U.S. 10,233,940 on March 19, 2019, for "SHAFT SEALS AND LIQUID PUMP COMPRISING SAME." We congratulate Liberty Pumps and inventor Don Pohler, and we thank them as well - this is the 100 patent prosecuted to issue by PILLC since startup in 2005!
Liberty Pumps, Inc. was granted utility patents U.S. 10,364,821 on July 30, 2019, for "GRINDER PUMP AND CUTTING ASSEMBLY THEREOF." Congratulations to Liberty Pumps and inventor Don Pohler!
The patent portfolio of Xactiv, Inc. continues to grow with the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 10,632,670 for "Fabrication of 3D Objects via Electrophotographic Depoistion. The patent covers apparatus for fabricating objects using high speed electrophotography adapted from digital printing processes. Object fabrication using the patented apparatus is much faster than conventional 3D printing processes using inkjet technology. Congratulations to Xactiv, and its team of inventors!
BBT Innovations LLC has received its first patent, U.S. Patent No. 10,627,647, for "Retractable Eyewear Retention Device." The patent protects novel retraction devices that retain eyeglasses on a user, while allowing temporary removal and suspension in front of the user's chest. Upon replacement of the eyeglasses on the user's eyes, the device automatically retracts slack from the suspension cable so that it is not hanging loose and causing a safety hazard. Congratulations to BBT Innovations, and inventor Robert Holt!
Little Feet Safety Systems LLC has been granted U.S. Patent No. 10,514,672 for "MACHINERY ACCIDENT PREVENTION SYSTEM." This patent covers a wearable electronic device that communicates with a hazardous machine such as a riding lawn mower. When a child or pet wearing the device moves within a threshold safe distance from the machine, the system shuts the machine down. The system will satisfy a long unmet need in riding mower safety and will no doubt save lives and limbs of children everywhere! Congratulations to Little Feet, and inventors John Brooks and David Zima!