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ePIPE Team Awarded Patent for In-place Pipe Restoration and Leak Sealing System for Pipes

Friday, January 07, 2011

Las Vegas, NV -- Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC (PRT), the parent of ACE DuraFlo® Systems, LLC, announced today that they have been awarded by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent #7,858,149.

This patent is focused on ePIPE technology that provides an internal barrier coating and seals leaks in pipes while the pipes remain in-place, preventing leaks without having to use conventional repair and repiping methods. This patent covers pipes used to carry potable water, natural gas, fire sprinkler systems and drains.

“Our research and development team are proud of this accomplishment. Focusing on commercializing smart innovative green solutions is part of our 'Made in America' philosophy. This patent, added to our existing portfolio of patents and IP supports us in this pursuit,” said Larry Gillanders, CEO, ACE DuraFlo Systems, LLC.

Recently, the ACE DuraFlo®, ePIPE® team was nominated for the US National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is the highest honor for technological achievement bestowed by the President of the United States on America's leading innovators.

Supporters of the ePIPE nomination for this honor included Dr. Marc Edwards, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Virginia Tech. Dr. Edwards has been honored by the White House with a National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellowship.

About ePIPE®

The patented ePIPE process involves restoring pipes in-place, with an application of an epoxy barrier coating resulting in a restored epoxy lined piping system. ACE DuraFlo offers a complete permanent solution for pinhole leaks, epoxy lining, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes for both commercial and residential piping systems. ePIPE service providers are located in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information contact ACE DuraFlo Systems at (800) 359-6369 or at

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