Cy-Fair area man receives patent for power control improvement
A man from the Cy-Fair area and his research partner have received a U.S. patent for their invention of a new kind of power control system for Toshiba International Corporation.
Many types of devices use different amounts of power in order to operate at different speeds. According to the patent, the inventors' configuration allows for this flexibility at lower costs. This advantage is achieved, because their design does not need components rated to handle high levels of electricity like previous models, they say.
The two credited with the device are Mike Daskalos of Magnolia and John D. Kleinecke from the Cy-Fair area of Houston. The patent's official number is 7,880,343. It was originally filed on April 7, 2008 and was approved Feb. 1 of this year. The filers were represented in the process by Banner & Witcoff, an intellectual property law firm with offices in Washington, Boston, Chicago and Portland. Toshiba owns the patent.
Toshiba is a multinational conglomerate corporation based in Tokyo that makes everything from components for electrical infrastructure to consumer devices like televisions and computers. Toshiba International Corporation is a division specializing in industrial products and is based in the Cy-Fair area of Houston at 13131 West Little York Road.