Glowforge Patents


#1

With the latest announcement there is mention of GF Patents… so I thought someone might be interested in the following light reading… applications by Dan/Glowforge:

Cloud controlled laser fabrication
https://www.google.com.au/patents/WO2016131022A1?cl=en

Safety and reliability guarantees for laser fabrication
https://www.google.com.au/patents/WO2016131021A1?cl=en

Visual preview for laser fabrication
https://www.google.com.au/patents/WO2016131018A1

(Edit) Moving material during laser fabrication
www.google.ca/patents/WO2016131019A1?cl=en

There may be others, but these are the only I ones I could find via Google Patent Search…


#2

You missed

Moving material during laser fabrication
www.google.ca/patents/WO2016131019A1?cl=en

Or just use this all-encompasing search term that’s available…


#3

What’s your point, these things shouldn’t take more than a month or two to develop… :stuck_out_tongue:


#5

I think it for those who were curious (nerdy tech/technical snoops) as to the patents being filed.

I am looking at them, but just reminded how much I really dislike lawyers.


#6

First and 2 lasts definitely have previous art.
That’s never stopped someone for getting a patent in the US, I know.

But it will last until someone with enough lawyers dislikes it.

Peter.


#7

True. Patents with previous art take a lot of time to get. It only takes a minor improvement/idea to make it new and patentable (read defendable). I live in Silicon Valley. Patents and IP are a way of life. I and my wife have our names on several patents. GF designed many of their innovations from day one, but only yesterday could talk about them…patents take a long time (too many lawyers). - Rich


#8

Holy Moses. They definitely win the “longest patent ever” award. That’s some serious legal costs


#9

I was hoping for some cool patent art for my wall. :disappointed_relieved:
I suppose it wouldn’t make sense to have one for a cloud patent.