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11 ideas that went from science fiction to reality

Great read spotlighting Ramey & Schwaller’s client Arx Pax, Inc. and their innovative hoverboard technology.

From Space.com : Hoverboards - From: “Back to the Future Part II”

The Back to the Future trilogy is a highly enjoyable trio of time-traveling adventures, but it is Part II that presents the creators’ vision of 2015. The film predicted a far more outlandish 2015 than what actually happened just five years ago, but it got one thing correct: hoverboards, just like the one Marty McFly “borrows” to make a quick escape.

Although they aren’t as widespread as the film perceives, hoverboards now exist. The first real one was created in 2015 by Arx Pax, a company based in California. The company invented the Magnetic Field Architecture (MFA™) used to provide the levitation of a hoverboard. The board generates a magnetic field, which in turn creates an eddy current, which then creates another opposing magnetic field. These magnetic fields repel each other against a copper “hoverpark” that provides lift.

Full read here

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USPTO patent Covid relief extended

The USPTO again extended fee relief for extensions of time for small and micro entities for patent cases through July 31st.

CARES Act relief for small and micro entities

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Congratulations to Coil Solutions, Inc.

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client Coil Solutions on registration of the mark “R Ranglar Design” as Registration Number 5904510 and “R Design” as Registration Number 5904511 on November 5, 2019. The Trademarks are for the Manufacture of mobile equipment for the oil and gas industry, environmental equipment and mining equipment to order and/or specification of others; Custom manufacture of mobile equipment for the oil and gas industry, environmental equipment and mining equipment.

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USPTO extends certain patent and trademark deadlines to June 1

In accordance with the temporary authority provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) signed by President Trump on March 27, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today further extended the time to file certain patent and trademark-related documents and to pay certain required fees, which otherwise would have been due between March 27 and May 31, to June 1, 2020. This is in addition to the prior extension the USPTO had announced on March 31, 2020.

“Innovation and entrepreneurship will play a key role in our fight against this pandemic, and in the upcoming recovery of our country,” said Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. “Accordingly, the USPTO continues to assess measures to support the work of inventors and entrepreneurs during this crisis and beyond.”

For details of the latest extension, read the official Patent and Trademark notices on our website. The USPTO will continue to evaluate the evolving situation around COVID-19 and the impact on the USPTO’s operations and stakeholders.

The new notices supersede the previously posted:

  • “Notice of Waiver of Patent-Related Timing Deadlines under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act,” dated March 31, 2020;
  • “Notice of Waiver of Trademark-Related Timing Deadlines under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act,” dated March 31, 2020; and
  • “Relief Available to Patent and Trademark Applicants, Patentees and Trademark Owners Affected by the Coronavirus Outbreak,” dated March 16, 2020.

The USPTO will also update its answers to the CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in accordance with these notices.

 

USPTO announces COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program for small and micro entities

WASHINGTON — The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced a new COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program.

Under this new pilot program, the USPTO will grant requests for prioritized examination to applicants that qualify for small or micro entity status without payment of the typical fees associated with other prioritized examination. In addition, the USPTO will endeavor to reach final disposition of applications in this program within six months if applicants respond promptly to communications from the USPTO.

“Independent inventors and small businesses are often the difference makers when it comes to cutting-edge innovation and the growth of our economy,” said Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. “They are also in most need of assistance as we fight this pandemic. Accelerating examination of COVID-19-related patent applications, without additional fees, will permit such innovators to bring important and possibly life-saving treatments to market more quickly.”

To qualify for the new program, the claims of an application must cover a product or process that is subject to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use in the prevention and/or treatment of COVID-19. See the Federal Register Notice for more information.

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Congratulations to Game Day Tote, LLC

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client Game Day Tote, LLC on registration of the mark CLEAR IS THE NEW BLACK as Registration Number 5840967 on August 20, 2019. The Trademark is for Handbags; Tote bags; Wallets.  

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Congratulations to Coil Chem LLC

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client Coil Chem LLC on registration of the mark HVFR as Registration Number 5788630 on June 25, 2019. The Trademark is for chemical additives in the nature of friction reducing long chain polymers for adding to fluids downhole in slick water processes, coil tubing processes, and sweep processes for use in reducing pipe drag generated from point loading or wall contact during coiled tubing or work-over pipe movement.

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Congratulations to Credo Technology Group Limited

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client Arx Pax Labs on issuance of U.S. Patent Number 10,313,165 titled FINITE IMPULSE RESPONSE ANALOG RECEIVE FILTER WITH AMPLIFIER-BASED DELAY CHAIN on June 4, 2019.  High-data rate channel interface modules and equalization methods employing a finite impulse response (FIR) analog receive filter. Embodiments include an illustrative channel interface module having multiple amplifier-based delay units arranged in a sequential chain to convert an analog input signal into a set of increasingly-delayed analog signals that are weighted and combined together with the analog input signal to form an equalized signal; and a symbol decision element operating on the equalized signal to obtain a sequence of symbol decisions. An interface that extracts received data from the sequence of symbol decisions. The delay units may employ one or more delay cells each having a common-source amplifier stage followed by a source follower output stage, the two stages providing approximately equal portions of the propagation delay. An enhanced gate-to-drain capacitance in the common-source amplifier may increase propagation delay while reducing bandwidth limitations.

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Arx Pax Labs, Inc.

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client Arx Pax Labs on issuance of U.S. Patent Number 10,308,135 titled MAGNETIC LEVITATION OF VEHICLES on June 4, 2019.  Magnetic levitation can be used for transportation purposes. In various embodiments, the vehicle utilizing magnetic levitation can be enclosed within a tube or a tunnel or outside of an enclosed environment. Various cross-sections of vehicles and tubes can be utilized. In various embodi­ments, the vehicles can be used for personal or mass transportation use. The vehicle can travel in at least two directions with a window at each end of the vehicle.

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Congratulations to Coil Solutions, Inc.

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client Coil Solutions on issuance of U.S. Patent Number 10,287,833 titled CARRIER BLOCK AND GRIPPER BLOCK FOR COILED TUBING ASSEMBLY on May 14, 2019.  The patent relates to a carrier block and gripper block. The gripper block includes a first side and a second side spaced apart from the first side, and an upper surface spanning the distance between the first side and the second side. The upper surface includes a gripping surface. The gripper block includes at least one recess positioned in at least one of the first side and the second side of the gripper block, the at least one recess including an engagement surface. A retention device includes a retention feature proximate the first end and extending laterally away from a longitudinal axis of the retention device. The carrier block includes at least one retention recess disposed at least partially through the carrier block, the at least one retention recess being configured to receive a second end of the retention device.

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