The extraordinary advance and significance of their invention was immediately appreciated by the Patent Office Examiner, who was thoroughly versed in complexities of forming integrated, reinforced highway structures.
Miami, Boca & Naples, FL (PRWEB) January 14, 2015
John Faro, and his patent law firm of Faro & Associates, announce the award of US 8,920,068 patent to Concrete Systems LLC and Raptor LLC for a system for slip forming structural highway components. This patent displaces traditional labor intensive concrete forming methods with a unique machine molding technique. The molding equipment and process enable the machine forming of a combination of discrete, reinforced functional components, as a monolithic structure. The technology was developed by Concrete Systems, with the patent rights assigned to Raptor LLC.
“We’re proud and fortunate to represent the inventors, Shawn Free and Rick Kontos at Concrete Systems in the pursuit of protection for their inventions. The extraordinary advance and significance of their invention was immediately appreciated by the Patent Office Examiner, who was thoroughly versed in complexities of forming integrated, reinforced highway structures.”
US 8,920,068, awarded in late December 2014, is the first of a series of patents covering the patented process and system technology. Future patents are expected to be awarded in early 2015 on the proprietary molds used in this unique new process, which Faro & Associates unhesitatingly described as not only innovative, but a “game changing” technology that will transform the way new roads are constructed nationwide.
The inventors and the Raptor founders, Shawn Free and Rick Kontos are presently contemplating exploiting their proprietary equipment and patent rights within the states of Florida, California, and Texas. The patented system and technology has already been approved by the Florida Department of Transportation, as part of its highway standards and specification.