VANCOUVER, Wash., Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Perfect Company, the leading developer of connected kitchen products, is pleased to announce that it has been issued an additional patent for its connected culinary scale and recipe app technology. On September 26, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued US Patent No. 9,772,217 ("the '217 Patent"), which grants further intellectual property rights to functions of Perfect Company's scale and recipe app platform, building on the protections previously put into place with US Patent No. 8,829,365 ("'365 Patent").
Perfect Company also announced today that following the receipt of '217 Patent and the recent successful reexamination of '365 Patent, it has filed a second patent infringement lawsuit against Adaptics Limited for its Drop Kitchen Recipe App and Scale in the U.S. Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington. An initial suit was filed in December 2014 for infringement of '365 Patent, which Adaptics tried unsuccessfully to invalidate in a reexamination. Adaptics' motions to dismiss and to stay the lawsuit have also been denied.
"Perfect Company has a responsibility to its investors and customers to protect the Company's investments in innovative technologies, and we will continue to vigorously defend our valuable portfolio of patents and other intellectual property assets," said Michael Wallace, CEO, Perfect Company. "The '217 Patent reinforces our ability to continue innovating in the smart kitchen space with new products and partnerships that shape the future of digital recipes and smart cooking."
The '217 Patent protects additional features found in Perfect Company's smart scale and recipe app platforms, including:
Automatically advancing to a first ingredient after detecting a container has been added to the scale.
Starting a timer after detecting a container has been removed from the scale.
Automatically advancing to the next ingredient after completing an ingredient addition.
Using a dead band region to detect completion of an ingredient addition before auto-advancing to the next ingredient.
Asymmetrical dead band regions with an upper threshold closer to a target amount for an ingredient than the lower threshold.
Allowing the user to manually override and measure recipe ingredients out of order.
Allowing a user to transfer the amount measured in a pour event to be transferred to a different ingredient.
About Perfect Company Perfect Company designs, develops and manufactures connected products to help consumers succeed in the kitchen. Perfect Drink, Perfect Bake, Perfect Blend and Perfect Kitchen Smart Scales + Recipe Apps guide anyone, regardless of experience, through each recipe to make cocktails, treats, smoothies, soups, dips and more consistently perfect each time. It also licenses its core patented technology to other brands, powering kitchen appliances with Perfect technology. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, visit www.makeitperfectly.com.