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PureSpectrum, Inc. Formally Files Patent Application for Dimmable CFL Bulb
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Additional Patent Applications for Dimming Device and Dimmable Linear Fluorescent Also in Process
Savannah, GA -- PureSpectrum, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PSPM) has continued the expansion and strengthening of its intellectual property portfolio by filing a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for dimmable Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL).
In addition to filing for full patent protection for the dimmable CFL bulb design, the company has also begun proceeding to upgrade patent protection from provisional patent to patent application for a two-wire dimming device and dimmable ballast technology for linear fluorescent fixtures. Following the completion of patent filings in the U.S., PureSpectrum plans to file international patent applications pursuant to the Patent Cooperation Treaty and will also file an individual patent application in China.
PureSpectrum president and CEO Lee Vanatta said additional intellectual property protection in China has become necessary in recent weeks due to rapidly progressing licensing discussions with five U.S. lighting manufacturers with production facilities in China. The additional international patent filings, particularly in China, will provide the company and its shareholders with an extra layer of security as the company's scope of business and revenue potential expands.
"As interest in our technologies increases on a global scale, we have accelerated our efforts to ensure that the technology is fully protected in the most relevant markets," Vanatta said. "China has become particularly critical in the protection of our intellectual property because of the large number of lighting manufacturers with production facilities in China. We expect that PureSpectrum technologies will be integrated into products being manufactured in production facilities in China by the first quarter of 2009."
In many countries such as Switzerland, Brazil and Canada, legislation has already been enacted which prohibits the sale and use of most forms of incandescent bulbs, and in many other countries legislation has been passed which will ban inefficient incandescent bulbs within the next few years. As the transition from incandescent to fluorescent bulbs accelerates throughout the world, technologies from companies like PureSpectrum that have engineered technologies and products to address performance issues will be in demand as consumer criticisms about the limitations of CFL bulbs become more important to manufacturers.
According to lighting industry and government energy experts, dimming is one of the most critical issues for fluorescent lighting and particularly CFL bulbs as the world prepares for the elimination of incandescent lighting during the next few years. PureSpectrum's proprietary design for a dimmable CFL includes ballast circuitry which enables CFL bulbs to dim without interruption in linear regression the same as incandescent bulbs have dimmed for decades. Additionally, PureSpectrum's ballast circuitry contains approximately the same number of components as a non-dimmable CFL bulb, meaning PureSpectrum technology will allow a manufacturer to sell a dependable dimmable CFL bulb for the same retail price as a non-dimmable CFL.
The company is engaged in ongoing discussions with several prospective licensing partners, which have been conducting performance tests on the dimming technology during the past three months. PureSpectrum recently commissioned additional independent testing at the request of potential licensees, and the company continues to refine the technologies based on feedback from interactions with lighting manufacturers.
Please call (912) 961-4980 for more information about PureSpectrum, Inc. or visit www.purespectrumlighting.com to see a short video featuring PureSpectrum's dimming technology compared to commercially available dimmable CFL bulbs. Please contact Shareholder Development Group at (770) 518-3449 or firstname.lastname@example.org for investment information.
PureSpectrum (PINKSHEETS: PSPM) is a publicly traded technology company founded and headquartered in Savannah, Ga. The company's values are grounded in an awareness of the increasing urgency to identify more efficient energy solutions. PureSpectrum currently holds the rights to multiple patents and patent applications related to an electronic ballast design which would produce a soft switching environment during power conversion for artificial lighting. PureSpectrum will continue its commitment to researching, developing and refining ideas that will provide the most energy efficient, cost effective methods for powering artificial light. For more information on PureSpectrum, please call (912) 961-4980 or visit www.purespectrumlighting.com.
Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to continued market acceptance for PureSpectrum's products and services, its ability to succeed in growing revenue, the effect of new competitors in its market, integration of acquired businesses, and other risk factors identified from time to time by PureSpectrum.
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