My latest sophisticated invention

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strantor

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someonesdad

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You might want to think about clearing your posts with an officer of your company -- you might be exposing IP they don't want exposed. Thus, for example, your cooling method is now in the public domain and could frustrate a patent application somebody might want to make down the road, as the method is now no longer patentable.

This comes about because employees often don't know any better and, most importantly, management doesn't train the employees on proper IP management.

Markd77

Joined Sep 7, 2009
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It will be a sad day when a patent gets granted for using half a bucket of water to cool something.
Although stranger things have probably happened.

Wendy

Joined Mar 24, 2008
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The other issue is propriety methods. Most companies would freak over something like that.

But you did good.

nerdegutta

Joined Dec 15, 2009
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Hey Strantor.

Good work. With reference to you other thread, this could be a start...

R!f@@

Joined Apr 2, 2009
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200,000 down the bucket...way to go Mate.

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strantor

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For those worried about IP and proprietary methods, I suppose you are technically right, but the way we do things here is no big secret; we do it the same way all the the wire & cable manufacturers do it (well, aside from the bucket now I guess). There are routine tours through the plant where prospective interns, investors, and i guess anybody who wants to go, can walk around and see how we do it. No big secret in the process, just the materials, and if you are worried about me posting up the molecular compound of the super secret polymer, don't, I'm not even privy to such information.

and yes, the engineers have already found a more expensive way to do it; they are getting the same thing made right now out of tig welded stainless. The bucket was only for proof of concept.

shortbus

Joined Sep 30, 2009
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That, the tig welded stainless tank, is the way we did it at Packard Electric.

loosewire

Joined Apr 25, 2008
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I heard some one say they are better off not having a patent.
They don't have to disclose proprietary secrets.I think you would be
off better doing disc with a copywrite of the materials and know
how. What your opinion. Also a book outlining your project,without
all the details.Coke has been around a long time,has the secret been
diclosed.

Two problems solved and the manufacture waited the twenty years.
Both being simple metal pieces,adding more steel to the back step
of a semi-trailer,that keep people from losing there head when they
rear end tractor trailer. The other a metal plate to prevent clothes to
being caught in an esulator,spelled wrong.

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shortbus

Joined Sep 30, 2009
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The other a metal plate to prevent clothes to
being caught in an esulator,spelled wrong.
Wow! thats a first in one of your posts. Just touching the loosewire

maxpower097

Joined Feb 20, 2009
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I'm McLovin it!

GetDeviceInfo

Joined Jun 7, 2009
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Surprised you don't use water filled vacuum calibrators.

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strantor

Joined Oct 3, 2010
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Surprised you don't use water filled vacuum calibrators.
Not sure what that is, but if the title is as self explanatory as it sounds, then I don't see the application. There is no vacuum going on here.

R!f@@

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and I am lovin it.

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