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13 Aug, 2018
  • RefEDGE European Union Utility Patents

RefEDGE Files in EU for Patent Protections

By |August 13th, 2018|Headlines|0 Comments

In addition to national phase patents filed in other countries, RefEDGE, LLC has filed in the European Union representing the 38 member countries.  RefEDGE, LLC, makers of RefEDGE PRO vanishing referee spray and related referee products, holds pending patents in USA, Canada, Switzerland and other countries abroad as well.  Their patents include protections for their proprietary Stand-and-Spray delivery method as well as their advanced holster and clip features. The Stand-and-Spray delivery method is unique to the world and allows the user (referee) to stand upright when spraying the formula.  This delivery method combines proprietary formulation, propellant, valve and actuator to allow the spray to be used at a much greater distance than all others on the market while still maintaining a tidy, usable marking line on the field.  In addition to the spray, RefEDGE has patents filed for protections of their versatile and fast can holster, the GRIPCAGE.  Various features of the holster allow it to be easily locked vertically as well as horizontally as well as free swinging.  In addition to the mounting flexibility, the holster’s shape allows flexibility in how the can is inserted allowing for easy top entry by sliding it in from the top OR side entry by snapping the can in directly sideward while parallel to the holster OR tilting it in by “stabbing” the bottom of the can in the middle of the holster and tilting the top inward (the fastest way).

Jason Record, Owner of RefEDGE, said Monday, “We think the EU is an important part of the continued growth of our better proprietary products.  We are excited to file in the EU and look forward to the opportunities.  We think these patents will help further cement and protect RefEDGE as the leader in this space at an international level.  Along with RefEDGE PRO and the GRIPCAGE, we look forward to releasing other products in the near future.”

RefEDGE, LLC is a Maine company with customers on 6 continents.

13 Jul, 2018
  • RefEDGE National Phase Utility Patents

RefEDGE Files National Phase Utility Patents

By |July 13th, 2018|Headlines|0 Comments

RefEDGE, LLC, makers of RefEDGE PRO vanishing referee spray and related referee products, has filed national phase utility patents in USA, Canada, Switzerland and other countries abroad.  The filings are based on earlier provisional and PCT/WIPO filings and include protections for their proprietary Stand-and-Spray delivery method as well as their advanced holster and clip features. Their Stand-and-Spray delivery method is unique to the world and allows the user (referee) to stand upright when spraying the formula.  This delivery method combines proprietary formulation, propellant, valve and actuator to allow the spray to be used at a much greater distance than all others on the market while still maintaining a tidy, usable marking line on the field.  In addition to the spray, RefEDGE has filed for further protections of their versatile and fast can holster.  Various features of the holster allow it to be easily locked vertically as well as horizontally as well as free swinging.  In addition to the mounting flexibility, the holster’s shape allows flexibility in how the can is inserted allowing for easy top entry by sliding it in from the top OR side entry by snapping the can in directly sideward while parallel to the holster OR tilting it in by “stabbing” the bottom of the can in the middle of the holster and tilting the top inward (the fastest way).

C0-Founder and Owner of RefEDGE, Jason Record, said Friday, “We are pleased with the world response to our better product features and excited we are able to file the further patent protections.  We think these patents will help cement and protect RefEDGE as the leader in this space at an international level.  Along with RefEDGE PRO and the GRIPCAGE, we are looking forward to releasing other products in the near future.”

RefEDGE, LLC is a Maine company with customers on 6 continents.

25 Apr, 2018
  • USL Logo

USL Selects RefEDGE PRO as Official Vanishing Referee Spray for all USL Properties

By |April 25th, 2018|Headlines|0 Comments

TAMPA, Fla. – The United Soccer Leagues, LLC, today announced a partnership with RefEDGE to make RefEDGE PRO the Official Vanishing Referee Spray for all related properties, including the United Soccer League, USL’s Division III, the Premier Development League and the Super Y League. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“In the USL, a critical component of our mission is to equip all members of the competition with the tools necessary to be successful and ensure that a high level of professionalism is omnipresent,” said Gordon Bengtson, USL’s Vice President of Competition & Technical Development. “It is clear that RefEDGE delivers that to the officials who work in the USL by helping control the players and speed up play. We are proud to have our clubs supply RefEDGE products to each center referee for every match in the 2018 USL season.”

The U.S.-made RefEDGE PRO is the only spray on the market with the Internationally Patent-Pending Stand-and-Spray delivery that allows the referee to stand upright and still make a clean line on the field. RefEDGE PRO was designed so referees can control the right amount of spray for the right situation and allows the referee to vary the dwell time of the line, with less distraction for the players.  Paired with their fast and easy GRIPCAGE holster, their products are game-changers.

“We are pleased to further our partnership with the USL and be a part of the upcoming seasons”, said RefEDGE Co-Founder Jason Record. “We are thankful for the overwhelming approval and support that the USL teams have given us over the last couple years. We hope to do more for every part of the organization as we continue our exciting growth. The USL is a valued partner.”

Over the next five years, the USL will oversee the expansion of an estimated 30–40 new franchises at the second and third divisions of professional soccer, creating numerous opportunities for potential suppliers and vendors to support this growth.

Through its Preferred Supplier Program, the USL will connect suppliers with both new franchise owners and existing USL clubs looking to deliver the best possible experience for fans. Preferred suppliers must meet the USL’s strict quality standards. These are “Best in Class” companies that provide services and products to professional franchises and stadium developers. The USL is currently in discussions with suppliers that support stadium development, as well as the buildout of team front offices and operations.

See original article here… https://www.uslsoccer.com/news_article/show/911512?referrer_id=2427466

27 Sep, 2017
  • Pink GRIPCAGE™

RefEDGE® Releases Pink GRIPCAGE™ for October

By |September 27th, 2017|Headlines|0 Comments

RefEDGE has released a pink version of their GRIPCAGE holster for the month of October and beyond.  In addition to the new color, the design has been updated with a new outer edge for more comfort and a better, more refined look.  Find the new item here.  As always, the GRIPCAGE is offered in all colors to match your jersey.

14 Aug, 2017
  • NPSL RefEDGE Referee of the Year

NPSL Announces 2017 RefEDGE Referee of the Year Awards

By |August 14th, 2017|Headlines|0 Comments

The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce the four recipients of the 2017 NPSL RefEDGE Referee of the Year awards.

“I am quite pleased that we are able to partner with RefEDGE and US Soccer to recognize officials from each region who have stood out not only for their performances on the field, but also what they do off the field mentoring and helping grow the referee community in their areas,” NPSL Director of Officials Paul Scott commented. “This season the league had 392 officials performing as the center referee. These men and women are the next generation of officials to work the top professional leagues. Out of this number, these four stood out. Congratulations to them, these awards are well-earned.”

Jeff Arthurholtz (Seattle, WA) has been named NPSL RefEDGE Referee of the Year-West Region and NPSL RefEDGE National Referee of the Year. Arthurholtz is a seasoned referee of 16+ years that has worked high-profile matches all over the country, including NPSL, NWSL, USL, and Men’s and Women’s National Team games. He has also officiated youth regionals and nationals as well as the Development Academy playoffs and finals. Outside of soccer, the Las Vegas, NV native works as a medical examiner for a company that covers all of the Pacific Northwest.

“It is with great pride and extreme humility that I find myself in such great company as those that are nominated for the Referee of the Year award as I know them and have had the privilege to work with them as well,” Arthurholtz said. “For me, more important than the award is the friendships and relationships that are made along the way. Nothing will ever replace the memories created with the referee family.”

Eric Tattersall (Greenfield, OH) has been named NPSL RefEDGE Referee of the Year-Midwest Region. He has been a registered US Soccer referee since 2009 through Pennsylvania West and Ohio South. In Ohio, he also is currently a state referee. In addition, he has been a NISOA registered college referee since 2011. Outside of soccer, the Erie, PA native is a middle school mathematics teacher in Washington Court House, Ohio.

“It’s an honor to be selected for Referee of the Year in the NPSL,” Tattersall said. “I’d like to thank everyone that has helped me to achieve this award. A special thanks to the Ohio South Pro Academy mentors and referees who help prepare us mentally and physically for the 2017 season. Most importantly thank you to my wife, Janda, and my family for the unconditional love and support.”

Leland Grant (Nashville, TN) has been named NPSL RefEDGE Referee of the Year-South Region. He has been a national referee for five years, but he also works full-time as a songwriter/music-producer.

“Working challenging games is rewarding, and the NPSL is a diverse league that creates opportunities for referees and players to showcase their skills and abilities,” Grant said. “I am humbled and honored to work amongst other crew members throughout the season who push me to be better, and encourage me to continue to serve the game.”

Thomas Snyder (LaGrangeville, NY) has been named NPSL RefEDGE Referee of the Year-Northeast Region. A certified referee and a licensed coach, Snyder worked with the New York Red Bulls Training Programs after college. He was encouraged to officiate higher level games and later became involved with the Eastern New York Elite Referee Program. Having the opportunities to attend events such as the Disney Showcase, the Development Academy Winter Showcase, the Development Summer Showcase and Playoffs, Region I Youth Regionals, USYSA Nationals, and Dallas Cup over the last few years has given him the opportunity to improve and become a better referee.

“I would like to say thank you to the National Premier Soccer League for considering me for the Referee of the Year award,” Snyder said. “It is truly an honor to be recognized at this level. I would also like to thank both my local referee association, the Hudson Valley Soccer Referee Association, and the Eastern New York Elite Referee Program, and everyone associated with both of these groups who have helped me learn and improve as a referee over the years to get to this point.”

RefEDGE® are the makers of RefEDGE® PRO, the world’s only STAND-and-spray™ vanishing referee spray and the fast and easy GRIPCAGE™ holster. Control the Game!™

“The NPSL continues to be a great partner and we are honored to be part of these awards to recognize the best in our industry,” RefEDGE, LLC Co-Founder Jason Record concluded. “We commend the Referees of the Year for their countless hours and dedication to the sport. These referees exhibit the best qualities of a great referee and a great community member – values that are core to RefEDGE. Thank you to the NPSL, the Referees of the Year and all our referee supporters – our strong growth would not be possible without you.”

The nominations were made by the US Soccer’s National Assignors who appoint officials to NPSL matches. These nominations were compiled and reviewed by a selection committee comprised by members of the NPSL and US Soccer. This committee selected the winner of each region and from those, the national winner. The criteria examined included not only their performance on the field, but also their contributions off the pitch.

ABOUT THE NPSL

The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is the largest organized men’s soccer league in the United States with 96 teams competing across the country in 2017.   The NPSL is a successor to the Men’s Premier Soccer League (MPSL), which was formed in 2002.  The NPSL is a member league of the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and sanctioned by U.S. Soccer, the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States.  NPSL’s cooperative and turnkey ownership platform has led to its explosive growth, countless player development opportunities, and commitment to grow the game in the United States.  For more information about the NPSL, please visit npsl.com.

22 Jul, 2017
  • GRIPCAGE™ (Black) with VersiClip™

RefEDGE™ Releases BLACK GRIPCAGE™

By |July 22nd, 2017|Headlines|0 Comments

The wait is over!  Announced at the NISOA annual convention, RefEDGE has released a black version of their GRIPCAGE holster.  In addition to the new color, the design has been updated with a new outer edge for more comfort and a better, more refined look.  Find the new item here.  The other colors (and new colors coming) will also be available for the fashion-forward referee wanting to matching the holster to the jersey.

27 Jun, 2017
  • NISOA_Logo300x168

RefEDGE Announced As Presenting Sponsor at 2017 NISOA Convention

By |June 27th, 2017|Headlines|0 Comments

From http://nisoa.com/2017/06/27/refedge-announced-presenting-sponsor-2017-nisoa-convention/

NISOA is excited to announce the partnership of RefEDGE as the presenting sponsor to the 2017 NISOA Convention. RefEDGE is the fastest growing company in “Vanishing Referee Spray” due to their industry-leading spray and holster features. As RefEDGE says, “Control the Game”™. RefEDGE PRO™ is the only spray on the market with the Internationally Patent-Pending Stand-and-Spray™ delivery that allows the referee to stand upright and still make a clean line on the field – no need to bend over anymore; control the players and speed up play.  RefEDGE PRO™ was designed so referees can control the right amount of spray for the right situation and allows the referee to vary the dwell time of the line, with less distraction for the players. Paired with their fast and easy GRIPCAGE™ holster, their products are game-changers.

Jason Record, RefEDGE Co-Founder said, “We are pleased to further our partnership with NISOA and be a part of the upcoming convention. We are thankful for the overwhelming approval and support that the NISOA members have given us over the last couple years. We hope to do more with, and for, every part of the organization as we continue our exciting growth. NISOA is a valued partner.”

John Puglisi, NISOA President states, “I am very excited to have RefEDGE as our presenting partner. RefEDGE is a family-owned, small business based in Cumberland, Maine providing quality products. Their product development emphasizes user feedback and reflects the “family first” NISOA ethic.”

 

11 Jan, 2017
  • WIPO PCT Logo

RefEDGE Extends Patents to 151 Countries

By |January 11th, 2017|Headlines, Uncategorized|0 Comments

On Wedenesday, RefEDGE, LLC, a Maine company and makers of vanishing referee spray among other products,  extended their patents internationally to 151 countries.  The filings are based on earlier provisional filings and include protections for their proprietary Stand-and-Spray delivery method as well as their advanced holster and clip features. Their Stand-and-Spray delivery method is unique to the world and allows the user (referee) to stand upright when spraying the formula.  This delivery method combines proprietary formulation, propellant, valve and actuator to allow the spray to be used at a much greater distance than all others on the market while still maintaining a tidy, usable marking line on the field.  In addition to the delivery method filing, another filing seeks protection for features unique to their can holster which allow it multi-function use.  Various features of the holster allow it to be easily locked vertically as well as horizontally as well as free swinging.  In addition to the mounting flexibility, the holster’s shape allows flexibility in how the can is inserted allowing for easy top entry by sliding it in from the top OR side entry by snapping the can in directly sideward while parallel to the holster OR tilting it in by “stabbing” the bottom of the can in the middle of the holster and tilting the top inward (the fastest way).

29 Mar, 2016
  • RefEDGE YouTube Channel

RefEDGE Adds YouTube Channel

By |March 29th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

In an effort to better promote, emphasize and educate about the exceptional features of the RefEDGE products, RefEDGE has created a YouTube channel dedicated to this cause.  The first round of videos feature the versatility and use of the GRIPCAGE™ holster as well as the RefEDGE PRO™ spray in use.  The videos of the spray show it being used on a rather windy day (12-15 mph) and the performance is still very impressive, especially considering it is being sprayed from a full standing position.  A couple of the videos compare other sprays under these same windy and standing upright conditions – they did not perform well under these conditions.  The day was also cold at about 42 degrees F.  More videos are to come.  RefEDGE invites YouTube users to subscribe to the channel by visiting https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCns27VyZ8oyeWKaJuD5PcZQ.

8 Mar, 2016
  • US Referee Connection Logo

US Referee Connection Praises RefEDGE PRO™ and the GRIPCAGE™

By |March 8th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

Francisco Davila, Owner and Founder of US Referee Connection (http://www.usrefereeconnection.com) praises RefEDGE for their products and design.  After recent use and testing in games, Francisco gave the RefEDGE PRO™ vanishing referee spray and the GRIPCAGE™ holster two big thumbs up.  Francisco noted the improvements over other sprays saying the, “can size is perfect” and “I like the stand-and-spray so I can still see the field”.  As well, he loves the way the dwell time can be varied and the fact that the spray is Made In The USA, and added he loves the way the can and 6-pack box looks.  Additionally, Francisco went through the various benefits and flexibility of the GRIPCAGE™ holster and declared, “it is the best one I’ve used”, and regarding the price… “perfect”, he said.  Sounds like the efforts of RefEDGE over the last couple years have been confirmed and the new products are sure to be a favorite for all pros.  Francisco Davila is a well-respected referee, mentor and educator in the soccer referee world and beyond, and lives in Southern California.  RefEDGE, LLC is a Maine company.

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