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Twinsburg, OH, United States, 2012/07/24 - The USPTO has granted US patent number 8,226,158 titled Vehicle Mist Suppression Apparatus and Method of Using Same. The new patent is for a rain spray skirt useful to tractor-trailer rigs for reducing road spray and improving fuel economy - AmiCOURIP.com.
AmiCOUR IP Group today announced its client Ireland Design Company LLC has been granted United States Patent number 8,226, 158 titled Vehicle Mist Suppression Apparatus and Method of Using Same. The new patent teaches and claims a rain spray skirt and mounting hardware invented by A. Forrest Jackson. The equipment is designed to mount on the undercarriage of tractor-trailer rigs and trailers and suppress blinding road spray during rainstorms. The new technology generates fuel savings for owner/operators as a result of its aerodynamic design, and also provides opportunities to generate advertising revenue.
The new patent is offered for sale or license through AmiCOUR, which also represents Ireland Design Company’s patent pending locking bolt assembly. The locking bolt was originally designed to make the rain spray skirt easily removable for wheel and tire service and maintenance. The unique safety fastener has a broad spectrum of other applications and is being offered as a separate license to serve these additional markets. The novel bolt design cannot vibrate loose, solving a decades old problem for heavy industry and even consumer product assemblers seeking to keep components securely fastened.
The vehicle mist suppression apparatus may be incorporated into new trailer design or as an aftermarket-installed system. In many cases, fuel savings will pay for the entire cost in addition to providing a welcome increase in driving safety for motorists. The wheel skirts provide an environmentally friendly outdoor advertising platform, located at eye-level for automotive drivers and passengers.
“We are pleased the patent office granted Mr. Jackson’s claims and issued this patent,” commented Scott Bechtel, AmiCOUR IP Group CEO. “Ireland Design technologies address real market needs, and the new patent is a positive step towards commercialization of this valuable technology.” Qualified buyers should contact AmiCOUR IP Group for more information.
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