RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CubeShield, Inc. today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company's cofounders, Paul Rony and Gary Hoke, U.S. Patent 7,117,802 titled "Cubicle Shield".
"Obtaining the patent is critical to our business strategy. It allows us the opportunity to license our invention to manufacturers and distributors who already have established sales and marketing channels nationwide," said Gary Hoke.
The patent covers the CubeShield product, which blocks out excessive overhead lighting while providing added personalization and privacy to office cubicles. The product improves employee comfort and satisfaction while preventing potential vision problems.
According to the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (NIOHS), almost 80% of employees who use computers for more than two hours a day suffer from symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). “Most people don’t realize that CVS is the most common repetitive stress injury in the workplace, and CubeShield can help alleviate its’ symptoms,” said Paul Rony. By relieving these symptoms, CubeShield can improve employee performance and productivity.
The company began selling the CubeShield product in early 2004 and has experienced a steady growth in sales to consumers and facilities managers throughout the United States. By August 2006, the company had already matched its 2005 revenues from sales of the CubeShield product. The company expects sales growth to accelerate as the market gains awareness of the product and the benefits that it provides.
CubeShield, Inc. was established in June 2002 to develop and market a unique product that allows employees to enhance their cubicle environments. While the CubeShield product was invented to block excessive overhead light, it can also provide personalization and privacy to an office cubicle. To learn more about CubeShield please visit the company website at www.cubeshield.com.