Huntair, ClimateCraft reach accord on patent suit
Under a new agreement, ClimateCraft will license Huntair's existing patents related to Fanwall's fan array products.
ClimateCraft Inc. and HUNTAIR Inc. have settled pending litigation and entered into an agreement under which ClimateCraft will license HUNTAIR’s existing patents related to FANWALL.
ClimateCraft’s fan array products allow for fans to be turned off for safety, repair, and maintenance purposes. The company states that the fan array products are not designed to turn individual fans on and off for the purpose of improving fan array efficiency, and the firm does not recommend turning individual fans on and off for the purpose of improving fan array efficiency.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey