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Intellectual Property Rights Branch Submits Ruling In Favor of Static Control Drums & Gears
Sanford, N.C. – (July 29, 2016) – Static Control has received a ruling from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which states that products containing SafeDrive Technology do not infringe upon the dongle gear patents that were the focus of a GEO issued last year.
The letter, signed by Charles R. Steuart, chief of the Intellectual Property Division, states: “The redesigned toner cartridges and drum units to be imported by Static Control, do not infringe upon the ‘278, ‘564, ‘215, ‘008 and ‘009 patents. As such, the instant cartridges and drum units are not subject to exclusion from entry for consumption into the United States, entry for consumption from a foreign-trade zone, or withdrawal from a warehouse for consumption.”
Static Control’s patented designs center on a retractable mechanism that works with the interior geometry of the printer to engage and disengage; both lever and button designs are patented and covered by this ruling.
See below for a complete list of products impacted by this decision. Product
Product Code Odyssey® Drum with SafeDrive™ Gear for use in HP® P2055
Odyssey® Drum with SafeDrive™ Gear for use in HP® P3015
Non-OEM Compatible Replacement Toner Cartridge for: CF280A
Non-OEM Compatible Replacement Toner Cartridge for: CF280X
Non-OEM Compatible Replacement Toner Cartridge for: CE505A
Non-OEM Compatible Replacement Toner Cartridge for: CE505X
Static Control is the largest manufacturer of aftermarket imaging systems and components supporting cartridge remanufacturers within the global laser and ink jet industry. Sales and distribution facilities are located worldwide. Research, development, engineering and manufacturing as well as global distribution are located at Static Control’s world headquarters in Sanford, North Carolina, USA. Static Control manufactures in-house more than 10,000 imaging products and offers a product catalog of more than 14,000 imaging products to the aftermarket industry.