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A patent is an intellectual property right granted by the Government of the United States of America to
an inventor to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the
United States or importing the invention into the United States for a limited time in exchange for public
disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted.

Patented Products

At Sudenga Industries, insights gained from our dealers, customers and users drive us to continuously
explore ways to increase our speed to market with new-to-the-world solutions. Developing and acquiring new
technologies has enabled us to create innovative product and design solutions across our products.

I. Product Specification
The following patents and patent information applies towards Diversified Technologies Inc., Sudenga
Industries, Inc., Sudenga products and other Diversified Technologies, Inc. divisions and products.

Sealed hopper discharge U.S. Pat. No. 5788055
Bulk body gate opening system, U.S. Pat. No. 5658116
Pallet Hopper Unloader, Patent applied for
Extendable bin sweep, Patent applied for
Extendable auger assembly, U.S. Pat. No. 8,381,900
Grain Bin sweep, Patent applied for
Bin sweep w/ weight sensitive link, Patent applied for
Tandem conveyor, Patent applied for
Bin sweep collector ring U.S. Pat. No. 8,616,823


A trademark is any word, name, symbol or device (or any combination thereof) that identifies and
distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. Similarly, a service mark is any word,
name, symbol or device (or any combination thereof) that identifies and distinguishes the services of one party
from those of others. Service marks are often referred to as trademarks for convenience or because certain
jurisdictions may not recognize the term service mark.

A trademark or service mark can be a word, logo, slogan, package design or other source indicator (or a
combination thereof), or any other cognizable thing that serves to indicate a particular source, good or service.

For example, BIG MAC is a word mark for hamburgers, THE SHELL design is a logo for gasoline,
THE ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE is a slogan for automobiles, and the COCA-COLA bottle is a package
design mark (also called trade dress) for soft drinks. VISA, MASTERCARD and AMERICAN EXPRESS are
service marks for credit card services. Even a sound, smell, color, color combination or a shape can be a
trademark under certain circumstances. For instance, the color pink has become a well-known trademark for
insulation used in building construction, the color brown has become a service mark for package delivery
services and the sound of certain chimes representing the notes G-E-C has become a trademark for NBC, a
television broadcast company.

How do trademark differ from copyright and patent?

A trademark is a brand name. A trademark or service mark includes any word, name, symbol, device, or
any combination, used or intended to be used to identify and distinguish the goods/services of one seller or
provider from those of others, and to indicate the source of the goods/services. Although federal registration of
a mark is not mandatory, it has several advantages, including notice to the public of the registrant's claim of
ownership of the mark, legal presumption of ownership nationwide, and exclusive right to use the mark on or in
connection with the goods/services listed in the registration.

It is important to understand whether you should file for a trademark/service mark, a patent, and/or a
copyright. While all are types of intellectual property, each protects something very specific. Please study
how trademarks, patents, and copyrights differ to ensure you are making the proper filing decision at the outset
of the filing process.


Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, that grants the creator of an original
work exclusive rights to its use and distribution, usually for a limited time, with the intention of enabling the
creator of intellectual wealth (e.g. the photographer of a photograph or the author of a book) to receive
compensation for their work and be able to financially support themselves.

Copyright is a form of intellectual property (as patents, trademarks and trade secrets are), applicable to
any expressible form of an idea or information that is substantive and discrete. It is often shared,
then percentage holders are commonly called rightsholders: legally, contractually and in associated "rights"
business functions. Generally rightsholders have "the right to copy", but also the right to be credited for the
work, to determine who may adapt the work to other forms, who may perform the work, who may financially
benefit from it, and other related rights.