Huntsville, AL – August 4, 2010 – Correlated Magnetics Research (CMR) is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has continued to allow CMR patent claims at a remarkable pace. Since late January, CMR has had 40 patents allowed of which 13 have already issued, with an average time to allowance of a remarkable 14 months despite no request for expediting.
CMR’s technology enables the ability to precisely tune the force curves of any magnet and any magnetic material. The resulting Coded Magnets™ behave in a wide variety of ways that conventional magnets can’t. Benefits include precision alignment, the ability to focus magnetic fields to make them stronger and much safer than conventional magnets, as well as never-before-seen behaviors including hovering. The technology is available for licensing; companies are now using them in industries ranging from aerospace to consumer electronics.
Larry Fullerton, CEO and chief scientist of CMR, originally conceived the idea of correlated magnetics in early 2008. Since then, CMR has embarked on an aggressive program to develop and achieve patent protection for the technology. Mark Roberts, who leads the patent effort, stated, “The fact that the US Patent Office has been so consistent and so expedient regarding our patent applications provides strong validation of the pioneering nature of our technology and the value that it represents. What’s more, we are making extraordinary advances with this new technology almost every day and we regularly file new patents to protect those advances. These are very exciting times at CMR.”
Fullerton said, “It has been very gratifying to see the fabulous response from just about everyone to whom we’ve shown our magnets including the US Patent Office. We are now seeing this technology branching out into all sorts of very interesting application areas.”
Fullerton’s comments are being echoed by leading magnetism experts. Dr. Gareth Hatch is a Founding Principal at Technology Metals Research, a consulting firm that provides market intelligence and analysis of critical and strategic materials. He is an expert in magnetic materials, devices and systems and was formerly Director of Technology at Dexter Magnetic Technologies, Inc. According to Dr. Hatch, “CMR’s technology lends itself to a wide range of applications and has the potential to be of value to a wide range of industries and end users. The ability to precisely control the surface magnetization characteristics of magnets, to this degree, is to my knowledge completely new. CMR’s technology offers something that at first seems to have been done before. As you look at the underlying concept though, it appears to be a significantly more far-reaching technology than anything else out there.”
About Correlated Magnetics Research, LLC: CMR was founded in 2008 to pursue research and development activities in the field of correlated magnetic structures. Coded MagnetsTM is a trademark of Correlated Magnetics Research, LLC.
For more information about programmable magnets, contact CMR or visit the CMR website at www.correlatedmagnetics.com.
North America: Ron Jewell, Correlated Magnetics Research, LLC – TEL: 678-528-411
United Kingdom: Matthew Scherba, Tx3 Solutions, Ltd – TEL: +44 (0) 207 297 2036
Denmark: Ole Toft, OLETO Corporation – TEL: +45 2922 6564