The Diaxi Hinge was granted US Patent approval in June 21st 2011 (US 7963 002 B2). The Kickstarter launch is the first step in commercialisation taken with the invention. See:
The launch is framed as a test of an inventor’s skills; by video Nick Hanigan poses questions and puzzles for fellow Inventors & Futurists. Nick says, ‘The patent design is so simple, just about everyone will say ‘why hasn’t that been done before?’ Prompting the inventor in us all to answer.
Inventors & Futurists are then encouraged to map future demand (PCs, doors, boardgames etc.) Finally, there is a more difficult puzzle. One that the inventor put on paper 5 years after the original patent was filing date, which was 30 June 2006.
Nick says, ‘I new there was something more profound to describe and it changed the game when I found it.’ This last claim is the answer to the inventors test.
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Diaxi Inc has incorporated to manufacture the patented hinge. The first product with this application is a chessboard.