US Patent Application No: 2008/0303,844

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Methods and apparatuses for placing a flexible drop in a CAD drawing

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The present invention is directed to methods, systems, and apparatuses for automatically placing flexible drops in a computer automated design application, and more particularly to automatically placing and drawing flexible connections between sprinkler heads and sprinkler system pipes within a CAD drawing. The present invention allows a user to automatically place and draw flexible drops from numerous sprinkler heads to sprinkler system piping simultaneously based upon a set of user-chosen flex drop parameters. The present invention may also be utilized in other applications, such as automatically placing and drawing flexible electrical connections or flexible piping connections in non-sprinkler applications.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
M.E.P. CAD, INC.RENO, NV13

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hoeft, Shane Centennial, CO 7 76
Reghetti, Joseph P Reno, NV 15 133

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