Patents

July 10, 1989 Patent application filed with U.S. Patent Office.

July 10, 1990 Patent application filed with Asamura Patent Office, Tokyo, Japan.

Dec. 27, 1990 Notice of Allowance received from U.S. Patent Office.

Nov. 5, 1991 U. S. Patent number 5,062,242 granted for “High Density Storage Facility”. (1 claim allowed.)

Aug. 25, 1992 U.S. Patent number 5,140,787 granted for a “High Density Storage Facility”. (28 additional claims allowed.)

May 13, 1993 Japanese Patent Application for High Density Storage Facility assigned No. 511019/90. Laid open for public inspection and given Laid-Open No. 502703/93.

July 26, 1995 Publication Date of Japanese Patent No. 511019/90. Assigned Publication No. 68795/95. (Opposition term js three months from the publication date. If no oppositions are filed during that period, the application proceeds to registration unless a further ex officio examination is made.)

Jan. 31, 1996 Acknowledgment of Official Decision of Registration sent to Wolf, Greenfield &, Sacks, by Asamura Patent Office. (30 claims allowed.)

Feb. 14, 1996 Advice received from Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks of Official Decision of Registration and forthcoming issuance of Certificate of Registration.

Mar. 19, 1996 Certificate of Registration issued by Asamura Patent Office, Tokyo, Japan. No. 2032084.

July 11, 1997 U.S. Patent Application No. 08/891,541 Entitled: CARGO CONTAINER STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM AND METHOD, filed with the U.S. Patent Office.

Aug. 20, 1997 U.S. Patent Application No. 08/915,294 Entitled: CARGO CONTAINER STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM AND METHOD INCLUDING ON DECK CARRIAGE ASSEMBLY

July 10, 1998 International Appl. No. PCT/US98/14381 Entitled: CARGO CONTAINER STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM AND METHOD INCLUDING ON DECK CARRIAGE ASSEMBLY, filed

July 28, 1998 Notice of Allowance received from U.S. Patent Office for U.S. Patent Application No. 08/915,294

Jan. 19, 1999 U.S. Patent Number 5,860,783 Granted Entitled: CARGO CONTAINER STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM AND METHOD INCLUDING ON DECK CARRIAGE ASSEMBLY (7 Claims Allowed)

Mar. 23, 1999 International Application No. PCT/US98/14381 International Preliminary Examination Report issued indicating a favorable opinion that claims 1-7 are allowable.

Jan. 11, 2000 International Application No. PCT/US98/14381 filed as a National Stage application in Canada , China, European region (including Germany, France, Great Britain and Italy), Japan , South Korea, Norway, Poland, and Eurasian regional application including Belarus and Russia.

Jan. 28, 2000 Notice of Allowance received from U.S. Patent Office for U.S. Patent Application No. 08/891,541 (issue fee and formal drawings due to U.S. Patent Office by April 28, 2000) (20 claims allowed).