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2013-07-26 23:19:12

Attorney Dave Karasic of Patents Etcetera and Inventor Bobby Grantham announce the completion of design enhancements to the Grantham MechVent™, the innovative pre-entry firefighting attack tool shown on Canadian Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet show. (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 Boston area patent attorney Dave Karasic, founder and Chief Counsel of Patents Etcetera, a Boston area intellectual property and product promotion firm, and inventor Bobby Grantham, are pleased to announce the...

Improvements in Fire Department Tactics Using Live Fire Tests with FDNY
2012-07-12 11:06:54

In the name of science, but with aim of saving lives, preventing injuries and reducing property losses, members of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) spent much of the first two weeks in July setting fire to 20 abandoned townhouses on Governors Island, about a kilometer from the southern tip of Manhattan. In a series of "live burn" experiments, conducted in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL), New York...

2012-06-07 23:00:43

Inventor Bobby Grantham, and Patent Attorney Dave Karasic of Patents Etcetera, announce the participation of Grantham MechVent at the Firehouse Expo in Baltimore, Maryland, July 19 -21. Product redesign to be revealed. Bedford, Massachusetts (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 The overarching goal of inventor Bobby Grantham in his design of this defensive firefighting tool, dubbed the Grantham MechVent (Patent Cooperation Treaty approval pending), was to provide a means to remove the smoke and heated air...

2012-03-26 23:00:07

In the making since August 2011, the Grantham MechVent (patent pending), produced as a collaborative product of Patents Etcetera and inventor Robert (Bobby) Grantham, has been tested and proved successful. This innovative firefighting tool is sure to help save lives and property. Bedford, Massachusetts (PRWEB) March 26, 2012 In August of 2011, Patents Etcetera´s founder and chief legal counsel, Attorney Dave Karasic, and inventor Bobby Grantham, formed a partnership for the development...

2012-03-10 08:00:00

Boston area intellectual property law firm Patents Etcetera, in conjunction with inventor Bobby Grantham, announces the planned testing of the Grantham MechVent. The Grantham MechVent, an innovative firefighting invention currently under patent pending protection in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, was conceived by inventor Bobby Grantham to minimize the possibility of flashover in a building fire. Bedford, MA (PRWEB) March 10, 2012 As noted on the Grantham MechVent website,...

2012-02-23 00:00:00

Boston area intellectual property law firm Patents Etcetera announces the launch of the Grantham MechVent website. The Grantham MechVent development is a joint effort of the inventor Robert (Bobby) Grantham and Patents Etcetera. Bedford, Massachusetts (PRWEB) February 22, 2012 The Boston Area intellectual property law firm, Attorney Dave Karasic DBA Patents Etcetera, announces that the website for the innovative firefighting tool, the Grantham MechVent, is now open. Conceived and developed...

2012-02-17 18:00:00

Patents Etcetera announces a novel fire-fighting device, the Grantham MechVent, designed to minimize the possibility of flashover during a building fire. Bedford, MA (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 The Grantham MechVent - An Innovative Firefighting Tool Ready for Testing What do you get when a seasoned veteran of the firefighting service releases his inventive spirit in an effort to save the lives of firefighters everywhere, while at the same time limiting damage to the burning property? You get...

2009-12-10 18:10:00

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Early this morning, a fatal fire at the 44-story building at 260 East Chestnut Street in Chicago claimed the life of one individual, injuring at least 12, including five of the hundreds of firefighters present. The tragic event needlessly repeats a January 2002 fire in the same building that also claimed one individual's life and injured 11, including eight firefighter injuries. This recurrence should not have happened and surely calls into...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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