Archive for the ‘US Gutter Guard Patents’ Category

Gutter Guard Stainless Steel Mesh Facts

May 25th, 2012

Gutter guards with stainless steel mesh that have a contact point under the filter to draw water into the gutter have been named best-in-field technology by several testing sources. This type of gutter guard was first introduced by Alex Higginbotham in 2003.  Alex Higginbotham also got his first US patent on this technology that same year.
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Higginbotham Inventions: LeafFilter, then MasterShield

May 18th, 2012

Who invented micro mesh gutter guards? A lot of people and brands are raising their hands.  But we say enough and let the facts speak for themselves.  These are Higginbotham inventions.

The patents issued by the US Patent Office and the dates that they were issued set the record straight.  Remember, only one patent can get issued for a technological invention. People can make minor tweaks and even get patents for them, but those tweaks still need to rely on someone else’s innovation.  It also means they shouldn’t be using the original patented innovation if the patent protection is still in place without seeking a license from the inventor.

Higginbotham inventions have changed an entire industry, similar to what Thomas Dyson did with the vacuum cleaner and Steve Jobs did to the mobile phone and tablet computer markets.  Like the idea of working with an innovator?  It’s their successes that should make you feel confident in the product that you purchase.
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5th Higginbotham Gutter Guard Patent Receives Claim on Louvers

August 8th, 2011

The Higginbotham gutter guard patent portfolio has climbed to five as the US Patent and Trademark office issued a fifth US Patent, US7,913,458.  This patent includes a claim that features protrusions or louvers as the means of directing water through his MicroVortex membrane and into the gutter.
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MasterShield Press Release Announces New MicroVortex Technology

July 8th, 2011

In MasterShield’s latest US patent, we’ve received a patent claim protecting the stainless steel micro mesh cloth we use in our product, which features MicroVortex Technology. The patent claim doesn’t limit us to using the technology just in surgical grade stainless steel. We do this to ensure the cloth can live up to the elements like UVA and UVB rays from the sun.
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MasterShield Gutter Guard Inventor Receives 5th Patent on Microfilter

July 6th, 2011

MasterShield gutter guard inventor Edward “Alex” Higginbotham was recently granted his fifth US Patent for a gutter guard that features a microfilter. And for the first time, the US Patent Office has acknowledged the uniqueness of the use of a microfilter, and granted a patent claim on the microfilter itself.
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Micro Mesh Gutter Guards – What You Need to Know

May 1st, 2011

This post is part of our MasterShield Features series, in which we’ll address key elements of our technology and design. This post is focused on the micro mesh used in our product.

Stainless Steel Micro Fiber

MasterShield uses a stainless steel micro filter to shed debris.

When trees start to blossom in the spring, you’ll be happiest with micro mesh gutter guards from MasterShield featuring the latest gutter protection technology from inventor Alex Higginbotham.
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MasterShield manufactures gutter guards and gutter heaters for your exterior home improvement needs.
Our innovative microfiltration technology saves homeowners time, effort and money from cleaning out, repairing and replacing unprotected gutters.
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