Weeds are a problem. Currently, the consumer market has no easily attached device to prevent overspray of weedkiller during application. The patented thread attachment system allows the consumer to attach a cone to the end of any standard sprayer to prevent overspray and wind caused drift of herbicides. Furthermore, the thread attachment system, being able to create an attachable threaded surface created by a mold, may have cost savings that will make it attractive to the tool and die manufacturing industry.
Primary Application of the Technology
The primary target is home owners with landscaping, and companies that provide landscaping services. The secondary market is in the industrial attachment of the thread system to consumer and industrial products as both a unique retro fit adapter and cost saving application.
The Problem Solved by the Technology
Pulling weeds is a hassle. On windy days you can spray weedkiller with this design. With the easily attachable cone, a gardener can spray adjacent to bushes in the mulched areas around homes without causing damage.
A threaded attachment point that can be added to any rod,or tube, and provide thread at a lower expense.
How the Technology Solves the Problem
The cone is easily attachable and then removed. The threads provide a strong attachment point. The two provisional patents that apply to this aspect of the sale will extend the value of the patent.
It is cheaper to mold threads than cut them. Molded threads have some design advantages over cut threads. The provisional patent that applies to this aspect will both potentially increase the value of the patent and extend its life.
There is currently no overspray containment device on the market. The designs that have been patented are not easily attached and detached. This part of the patent is also impacted by two just filed provisional patents that apply to the design and utility of the cone design.
The ability to mold threads and attach them should have significant cost savings over the traditional method of cutting threads. This part of the patent is impacted by a provisional patent just filed that provides a system of increasing the adherence of the threads to the surface to which they are being attached and has further utility in the design of molded threads.
Comments on Deal Structure, Potential Terms and Restrictions
Any patent transaction can include 2 design recommendations, three provisional patents recently filed. Common use copyright to the product name, as well as ownership to the filed trademark for the product is also available. Plus the rights to two domains associated with the trademark.
1.Dependent Spray Containment Cone Designed to Prevent Accidental Exposure of Plants to Herbicides,
2. Spray Containment Cone Boot
3. Increasing adhesion of the three part thread attachment system.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why am I selling the patent rather than creating a company? I recognize that I do not have the entempenurial skills necessary to create a successful start up.
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U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:
Class 239: Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, And Diffusing
The general class for claims pertaining to the spraying, sprinkling, or scattering of fluids or fluent solids either in the form of slurries or as dry material, over an extended area on a surface, including - weather control or modification, diffusers, fountains, drinking tubes and straw, dry pulverulent material, terminal fluid handling elements and orifice shapes.
Subclass 104: WITH CLEANING MEANS, DRIP COLLECTING, WASTE DISPOSAL OR SOIL PREVENTING GUARDS OR SHIELDS Subclass 11: Of discharge modification of flow varying Subclass 288.5: Arcuate or circular Subclass 600: Assembly or disassembly feature