Archive for the ‘Patenting Hurricane Safety Products’ Category
A patent for a roof protection product from TriCord Hurricane Products has been approved. The product developed by TriCord can be placed over homeowner’s roof before the storm and can be removed after the storm. A simple and inexpensive product TriCord is anticipated to be workable on any home. The hurricane product has been tested at Florida International University’s “Wall of Wind” and Clemson University’s Wind Research Laboratory. According to an article in www.hurricanesafetysystems.com the product has been found to endure Category 3 winds (125mph) and is expected to resist winds of higher velocity. TriCord completed its product development and testing phase for hurricane safety system on October 19, 2006. The system is delicately designed with the help of tubular plastic modules. The modules are filled with water and placed on a roof to protect it from the high wind forces. Further, during the hurricanes, public water sources are usually contaminated
As a Florida patent attorney practicing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I have seen my fair share of hurricanes in the past couple of years run through South Florida as well as my fair share of hurricane patents for a wide variety of safety products. In this regard, a hurricane Safety product patent has been awarded to Storm-Busters, which offers a new concept of storm protection. According to an article published in www.floridatoday.com it is essentially a 16mm polypropylene vertical fluted panel bolted by one of 4 different Florida Building Code approved systems. The patented Storm-Busters is sold through Lowe’s, which provides the panels throughout the stores in Florida. The Storm-Busters come as a better alternative for Plywood or hurricane shutters usually applied to avoid devastating storms. Although a bit costlier, it is 300 % stronger than plywood and 75 % lighter than plywood. The product is resistant from moisture, mildew and mold, as well as bug free, wa
If you’re an ice fisherman, the patent pending Auger Buddy may make your fishing trips easier. The inventors of the Auger Buddy have recently reached the patent pending stage for their lightweight, hand-operated sled, which transports the power auger and other ice fishing equipment across ice and snow. An article at www.pr.com touts the Auger Buddy as a hassle-free solution for carrying equipment and tackle to and from fishing holes. It’s convenient, and it also gives fisherman more time to fish and less time lugging. You’ll see that many new inventions capitalize on convenience and work to give people more time. In this time-pressed culture, we need all the extra moments we can get.
Here’s a patented invention to keep homes safe during hurricane season. The Hurricane Harness is an invention that provides "seat belts for your roof" and is designed to keep roofs from being pried off in the event of high speed winds, according to hurricaneharness.com. Roofs are most endangered portion of a house during a hurricane, because a vacuum or suction is created over the roof as the wind enters a room through the doors and windows. This creates an internal pressure in the building, resulting in roof loss and, consequently, devastating home damage. The patented Hurricane Harness system is designed to endure the pressure and lift created even by major hurricanes. The system claims to retain the integrity of structure against hurricane winds of speed 150 mph, capable of Category 4 or Category 5 hurricanes that may exceed even 155 mph.
Mother Nature offers inventors ample opportunity to stretch their inventive muscles. Patent pending storm-proof shutters by StormSecure aim to keep shutters on homes during heavy storms. The patent pending aspect of their Bahama and Colonial shutters are their extruded aluminum and double-walled tubular slats design, which shows how patentable ideas exist in even the most common of categories. StormSecure’s assembled shutters offer a thermal curing powered paint finish in a variety of colors. StormSecure decided to patent their idea as a superior design that can withstand the impact of even a large projectile without using a back panel of any kind. The shutters can be fastened internally or externally.