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(1) Subject to the other provisions contained in this Act, a patent granted before the commencement of this Act, shall confer on the patentee the exclusive right by himself, his agents or licensees to make, use, exercise, sell or distribute the invention in India.
(2) Subject to the other provisions contained in this Act and the conditions specified in section 47, a patent granted after the commencement of this Act shall confer upon the patentee –
a. where the patent is for an article or substance, the exclusive right by himself, his agents or licensees to make, use, exercise, sell or distribute such article or substance in India;
b.where a patent is for a method or process of manufacturing an article or substance, the exclusive right by himself, his agents or licensees to use or exercise the method or process in India.
Any infringement direct or indirect of the patented invention, after the date of publication i.e. November 16, 2007 or from the date of infringement, whichever is later, shall attract legal proceeding under the provisions of Patents Act, 1970 of India.
The patent provides an invention involving an angle measuring device, for measuring angles, 0° through 360°, between any two surfaces, lines or objects, in horizontal or any other inclined plane, the device comprising
a) a worm and a worm wheel comprising a worm shaft;
b) a handwheel attached to one end of the worm shaft;
c) a gear box attached to the other end of the worm shaft, such that gear box has an input from one end of the worm shaft and output in three different ratios on three different gears through compound gears, said three different ratios being gear ratio for arc second as 1:60, gear ratio for arc minutes as 1:1, gear ratio for degrees gear as 1:0.083334;
d) a graduated scale placed above the worm wheel;
e) a fixed reference scale;
f) a turret for holding the graduated scale such that the turret is attached to the magnetic base/compass via a detachable adaptor;
g) a plug for holding the fixed reference scale;
h) a rotary scale with a pointer to show " degrees" reading having a magnetic base/compass to attach it on the worm wheel;
i) a spring loaded lever coupled to the worm wheel and capable of engaging and disengaging the worm shaft from the worm wheel;
j) a calibrated dial which is coupled to the gearbox and which is capable of displaying readings of "degrees", "arcminutes"
k) a bracket to mount a surveyor's telescope is attached to the worm wheel
l) a stand; and
m) a tilting base capable of being tilted at a required angle to measure a tilted angle;
wherein when the handwheel rotates, the worm shaft rotates, which in turn rotates the gears in the gearbox; and wherein when the worm shaft rotates, the worm wheel connected to the shaft rotates perpendicular to the direction of rotation of the worm shaft; and wherein said stand can be a Theodolite or camera stand for survey work or a suitable stand for mechanical readings in workshops/laboratories.
The application for grant of patent was filed on October 03, 2007 (priority date), under patent application no. 1957/MUM/2007, any patent filed after the priority date, covering the same or substantially similar invention, shall not have the priority on this invention and consequently shall not have any legal standing, under the provisions of Patents Act, 1970 of India.
In accordance to Section 53, the term of Patent is 20 years from the date of filing, i.e. up to October 03, 2027.
We hereby notify publicly and to whomsoever it may concern that in respect of the said patent and the invention covered in the patent, that any attempt of unauthorized making, importing, using, offering for sale or selling, or successful or unsuccessful attempt to copy, reproduce, use, recreate, import or practice the patented invention or any invention substantially similar to the patented, may be in contravention of law of India, and may attract suitable legal action on Civil as well as criminal grounds, including claims of compensation and injunctions.
End users are informed herein and notified that they must buy, subscribe or use any product or process related to the said invention, only with proper authorization from the client.
- Applicant’s Patent Consultant & Agent