Waterjet Robotics enjoys significant barriers to entry from its proprietary technologies and broad patents. The Company has been assigned the following patents and exclusive licenses;
U.S. Patent 5,628,271 - Apparatus and method for removing coatings from the hulls of vessels using ultrahigh pressure water - dated May 13, 1997;
U.S. Patent 5,849,099 - Expansion of a previous patent for an apparatus and method for removing coatings from the hulls of vessels using ultra-high-pressure water - dated December 15, 1998;
U.S. Patent 6,425,340 - Further expansion of patents for an apparatus and method for removing coatings from the hulls of vessels using ultra-high-pressure water - dated July 30, 2002;
U.S. Patent 6,564,815 - A mobile robot for cleaning, stripping, reconditioning, or refurbishing, a coating on a metal work piece has a remote controlled power module for locomotion and working head for removing coating an utilizing an air gap magnetic system for adhesion - dated June 2003. In addition, in 2003 application was made for PCT international paten protection. In 2004 the Company was awarded patent protection in Japan, Singapore and seventeen European countries;
U.S. Patent 6,595,152 - Further expansion of patents for an apparatus and method for removing coating from the hulls of vessels using ultra-high-pressure water including both magnetic and vacuum adhesion retroactive to 1995 - patent approval dated July, 22, 2003;
U.S. Patent 6,604,969 - Ultra-high-pressure water jet ring with angled nozzles and a conical disperasion pattern capable of operating at 60,000 psi covering a swath of up to six inches - dated August 12, 2003.
Trademarks and Patents
Envirobot® is a registered trademark of Waterjet Robotics USA, LLC.
Waterjet Robotics U.S.A., LLC holds the United States Patent and Trademark Office registered trademark for Envirobot® and our Ultrasweep® process;
Registration number 3,554,051. For: Specialize metal surface preparation services, namely, reduction of surface coating and the removal of surface coatings, in class 40 ( U.S. CLS. 100, 103 and 106)
Our Ultrasweep® process is only available through the technology developed for the ENVIROBOT®. Using the Ultrasweep® process allows for selective removal of coating layers. Ultrasweep® provides ultimate flexibility in maintenance specifications with the ability to remove one or more layers of coating layers. Our Ultrasweep® will automatically spot blast areas of coating breakdown, poor adhesion or corrosion to a WJ-2 (near white metal blast equivalent) standard.