Entrepeneur looking for MT tables and screens
Posted: 23 April 2009 11:56 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I am an entrepreneur with excellent marketing ideas and contacts to market these products. I am looking for MT tables to install in bars, restaurants and discos and I am also looking for MT screens. Im looking to purchase technology or partner with existing developers

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Posted: 23 April 2009 12:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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In which country should the tables be used?

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Posted: 23 April 2009 12:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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whare are you looking for excatly and in which country do you intend to use them ?

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Posted: 23 April 2009 02:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I am located in Canada, but we plan to market worldwide.

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Posted: 23 April 2009 02:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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well it could work… i’m working on a multitouch desk/table but for the moment I take some exams during mai and june so it is complicated to show you all that, moreover i’m in france but if you wait until july, i will be able to show you some products…

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Posted: 23 April 2009 02:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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@Mo:  You are aware of the laws reguarding I hope?
FTIR setup in any form is patented in about 32 countries.
I have not been able to dive into any other setups yet.

[edit] 33 countries even [/edit]

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Posted: 23 April 2009 03:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Mo - 23 April 2009 02:36 PM

I am located in Canada, but we plan to market worldwide.

Gesturetek is located in Canada too. They have several patents in place that might need to be looked at.
I know that they license their technology to numerous players in the market already.

There might be patent info on their website.
http://www.gesturetek.com

It’s their “illuminate” series

http://www.gesturetek.com/illuminate/introduction.php

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Posted: 23 April 2009 03:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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We provide our multi-touch LCD 32 “table on 25.04.09 in a large shopping center in Germany before, but we’ll do a survey / statistical report. Our target group is the catering sector. A production in Canada is quite in order to save transport costs. If they are more information they need to write me an email.

Yours sincerely,

StefanM

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Posted: 24 April 2009 07:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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are they some patent on other technologies such as rear di or so ?

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Posted: 26 April 2009 10:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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After 800 people questioned Multituch to our table, we are very interesting results have come.

Who wants to have the data, should simply write to me.

Stefan

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Posted: 02 May 2009 10:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I think if we talk about patents....
As I understand this patent covers all applications...:

[0001] This invention generally pertains to a method and apparatus for detecting gestures made with a user’s hands and fingers to interact with a virtual environment displayed on an interactive display surface, and more specifically, pertains to controlling software applications or the display of images on the display surface using natural hand or finger motions proximate to the display surface.

Publication number:  JP2006040271 (A)
Publication date:  2006-02-09
Inventor(s):  WILSON ANDREW D; CHEN CHRISTINA SUMMER; ROBBINS DANIEL C; HORVITZ ERIC J; WOBBROCK JACOB O; DEHLIN JOEL P; HINCKLEY KENNETH P
Applicant(s):  MICROSOFT CORP

Here in Turkey a compaany has applied for a patent that covers the IR Laser Surface method.  Is that even legal to try to patent something thats kind of open source?

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Posted: 22 November 2009 12:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I have looked at Patenting an idea before
Something to keep in mind is that Patents do not cover improvements. So for example if you found a way on improving on an idea you can patent that idea

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Posted: 10 December 2009 10:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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To point out… Microsoft’s patent is hardly admissible.  There were devices sold and released well before their patent date.

For example, the Mindstorm iBar was sold before 2006, here is an install in May 06!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaKehq6qsdY

Likewise, there are now a raft of companies selling multi-touch devices (iphone anyone).  The thing with patents is that you can file anything, it depends on your patent search and what you find as to whether you would continue to apply for the patent.  It also matters what other patents exist, what products were publically available etc… It’s not as cut and dry as “here is a patent, now all your stuff is in breach”.

If you patent something very specific which is a technical improvement, that is a lot more fixed in stone and more likely to hold up to scrutiny.  Microsoft just tries to patent absolutely everything as a preventative measure against competitors doing exactly the same thing.

@Mo - Welcome to the market (potentially).  Of course, you could become a Mindstorm reseller wink

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Posted: 21 December 2009 02:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Ahmet: I haven’t seen the patent yet, but if it explains similar technologies already used, then it’s probably not acceptable. I’m simply not comfortable with the afforementioned company’s front page saying “we keep the rights to collect / ban the products using similar technologies from market”.

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