Past Meetings

                                                                                October 16, 2017

The Role of Provisional Patents in Consulting

Luis Figarella, PE has over 20 years of experience as a practicing engineer and Patent Agent and is an author of books, articles, and courses, as well as an inventor with 14 issued US patents as a named inventor, and over 35 issued/allowed US Patents for his clients.  He will lead our discussion of Provisional Patents.

Topics to be covered are:

How an engineering notebook can be a liability to a client,

How a provisional is NOT a disclosure,

How a provisional supports a “Patent Applied For” Claim,

How little a provisional can cost, etc.

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Beagles and Berries:

The world of low-cost ARM-based computing

Joseph Rothweiller

ABI Innovation Hub @ NEW LOCATION!


The Beagleboard and Raspberry Pi are examples of ARM based boards that provide processing power comparable to PC's in a compact, low-cost, low-power footprint. While targeted at the educational/hobbyist market, these boards  also open up opportunities for improvement and innovation in various product areas. For example, image and signal processing or pattern recognition capabilities and other high-level analysis can be implemented in areas where it was previously infeasible.

This talk will provide a brief overiew of ARM processors for the embedded and handheld computing markets, demonstrate some boards including the Beagle and  Raspberry, and hopefully prompt discussion and inspire consideration of novel applications.

About the Speaker

Sensicomm LLC was started in 2003 by Joe Rothweiler to provide research and development services in the areas of digital signal processing, speech and audio analysis, and general signal processing. Services include basic analysis, algorithm development, programming, and hardware design and development.

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Thursday, November 1st, 2012

CNET at IOL (Inter-Operability Lab)

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) tests networking and data communications products.

Since 1988, the laboratory has fostered multi-vendor interoperability while preparing students for careers in the industry. The laboratory has grown steadily into one of the industry's premier independent proving grounds for new technologies.
The UNH-IOL maintains a strong reputation for independent, vendor-neutral testing with a focus on quality assurance rather than marketing or promotional goals. The confidential test reports the UNH-IOL provides to its members are recognized throughout the data communications industry as evidence of interoperability and conformance to technical standards.
This testing is conducted in the laboratory's 32,000+ square foot facility,which houses a multi-million dollar array of test equipment and the latest devices from Member companies. In return for their latest devices and support, Members are entitled to high-caliber interoperability and conformance testing against other vendors' devices - without having to incur the capital expense of setting up and operating their own test facilities.