SawStop to release patented technology

SawStop, manufacturers of one of the wood industry’s most widely used safety technologies, announced that one of its key patents will, in the future, be made open to the public.

The action was taken in response to a proposed rule by the Consumer Product Safety Commission that would require all table saws sold in the US to have active injury mitigation (AIM) technology to make them significantly safer.

SawStop said that the company has committed to dedicate its US Patent No. 9,724,840 to the public upon the rule’s effective date. The proposed rule is meant to prevent the thousands of amputations and hospitalizations that can occur during the cutting process without industry-wide action.



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