Month: January 2019

Plantation Shutters Are Great For Your Exterior

While we put every importance on interior decoration, we tend to forget that the exterior of the house is encountered first and that is the first impression which the visitors get. As the first impression is the most important impression, the exterior of the house is probably more important. Thus, the homeowners are advised to buy those fixtures which would create a great exterior for a house and leave a lasting impression. There are hundreds of great fixtures available and gaining access to such fixtures is actually easy, as well. Windows shutters are one of those fixtures which any homeowner can install on their windows.

There are many different types of window shutters which the homeowners could choose from. Plantation shutters are the most popular variation which offers great functionality and classy look. They can add great value to any housing property. These fixtures can be installed on the outside or inside of the window frame. These are, generally, individual shutters of which are between two to four inches in width. The height of plantation shutter panels are generally within 12 to 19 inches.

Furthermore, plantation shutters are designed so that they can be adjusted to the correct amount of natural light passing through them. As a result, plantation shutters provide great privacy to the homeowners while allowing them to let the needed amount of natural light to filter in, which results in a considerable cut in the energy bill. There are two types of plantation shutters which are popular nowadays, made from wood or vinyl, so that the homeowners can choose the right one which goes with their interior decoration as well the exact requirements. While wooden shutters look gorgeous and add class to the house, vinyl shutter resist water related damages and are perfect for wet areas such as the bathroom and these shutters last longer as well.

As we have explained how the exterior of a house plays an important role in creating a first impression, the homeowners should install shutters which are not only functional and serve their purposes but are also nice looking. Plantation shutters naturally look classy and thus they are a great choice for your exterior.

How to avoid errors in PCB production

PCB finds its application in electronics and is highly cost-effective and offers greater reliability compared to other circuits such as point-to-point or loop circuits. Although the PCB production process is complicated because it includes high initial investment, the results are very useful.

Today, PCB boards are highly sought after components and are part of almost all equipment, such as cars, mobile phones, computers, and more. To create a PCB, the electronic circuit diagram of the desired circuit is first prepared using the software. Thereafter a PCB prototype should be developed.

Once the PCB prototype board is ready, it is tested and then the PCB components are manufactured, assembled and added to the surface according to the circuit diagram. Some of the conventional coupling techniques are the construction for surface mounting and construction through holes. Sometimes a combination of these two techniques is also used for mounting.

After the panel is ready with copper traces, holes for the assembly of lead electric and electronic components are drilled into the board. Before assembling parts or delivering the printed circuit board, the board should be tested to find any possible faults that could lead to failure of the board.

All such errors should be corrected before assembling PCBs. It is important to note that some PCB manufacturers do not test boards before delivery because they are considered as additional costs but it is vitally important to provide a fully functional board before adding components.

Protect your idea from infringers for 20 years

To protect your creative works and your potential profits, you should always consider obtaining the services of a competent and reliable patent attorney. While the costs may appear expensive, the protection offered by a U.S. patent for a commercially valuable invention more than justifies the cost. Patent law does allow an inventor to “act for himself” in obtaining a patent, meaning the inventor can do everything himself. However, without some prior experience or some legal training there is the danger of applying for protection that is so broad that your patent is never issued, or is so specific that your invention is not fully protected.

The phase one of the process begins with the patent professionals, such as InventHelp, performing a “novelty search”–checking prior patents, and all the available literature to determine whether the invention is really novel and non-obvious. During the course of the patent application process, the patent examiner and the inventor (or his attorney) will communicate back and forth with one another to determine novelty and answer additional questions which may arise.

Application for patent is a written document seeking patent protection and filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or a patent office outside of the United States. In the United States, the application must include a disclosure of the invention that would, without undue experimentation, enable a person of ordinary skill in the art to make and use the invention; at least one claim; drawings (if drawings are necessary to understand the invention); and disclosure of what the inventor views as the best mode for practicing the invention.

Patent Applications protect the underlying concepts of your technology. It prevents others from making, using or selling products incorporating your concepts for 20 years from the date of your patent application as you can see fromĀ https://www2.palomar.edu/telescope/2018/12/12/student-creators-can-benefit-from-seeking-the-services-of-inventhelp/ article.

Key Benefits:

  • Your technology is protected from copying and, equally important, it is protected from those who may claim that they invented your technology first.
  • A newly-issued patent informs the marketplace that your technology is new and unique.
  • A patent allows you to license your technology or cross-license it with another inventor whose technology you would like to use.

Finally, the examiner decides on the patentablility of the invention based on the information found during the novelty search. Assuming the examiner is eventually satisfied that the patent claims are narrow enough to distinguish it from “prior art,” and the inventor is satisfied that the claims are still broad enough to have value, the patent will then be issued.