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).
11 Jan, 2017