The US Publication of our first patent is fully open for public scrutiny as of March 19, 2009. The international version of the same can also be found here. We are being brave now by filing internationally in all Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) countries, but sometime in year 2010 we would have to enter the National Phase in specific countries based on the market size. See if you can figure out how Figures 8, 9A and 9B work.
OnLatte is proud to help Net Impact meet their goal
For all of you who are in the Boston area, you need to come down to the Revolution Rock Bar on Friday Jan 30th starting at 7pm and support a great cause. Net Impact Boston is hosting an event to help raise money for MBAs without Borders to bring sustainable, clean and renewable light to remote villages in Uganda. This will help give children improved school conditions as well as reduce the reliance on dangerous kerosene lamps. When Net Impact asked us to help them out, we jumped at the opportunity, and we can’t wait to pitch in. We will be doing Net Impact’s logo, but will also allow people to bring their own images that we will take photos and videos of and post to our site. There will not be a charge to get a printing on your beverage, but tips will would be appreciated. Check that, tips will be strongly encouraged.
When a member of ROLFCon first mentioned ROFLThing to us I didn’t know what to expect and frankly was a bit skeptical on how the event would turn out. Having attended the event last weekend I can unequivocally say that ROFLThing rocks and we are extremely grateful for being invited. In fact, it was a humbling experience for me to see how much more work we need to do to keep up with such a fast pace and innovative crowd. However, we did meet some great people that we intend to keep in touch with, but let’s spend some time talking about the event
We arrived about an hour before registration started, setup our station at the bar in the basement, and within a few minutes we had a long queue of people waiting for lattes.
This lasted for the whole 6 hours of the conference which left us pretty exhausted at the end. Even though we only got to see a couple of the speakers, we met most of the conference as they either ordered a latte or stopped by to visit the station. My favorite was the Tron Guy (see above), Steve Garfield, and the event organizer’s (Tim Hwang) Mom who got a kick out of seeing her son’s image on a latte.
I don’t think that I have photos of all of the images, but needless to say there was an interesting/disturbing mix. A big thanks to everyone involved with ROFLThing, and I hope that we will get invited back to future events. I will leave you with some comments from Steve Garfield, and please check out our photos on facebook as well.