Well, this all started with a frivolous idea a few years back when I invented a bunch of stuff for my sci-fi book Space Anchor. Recently, I have made a number of inventions (dozens in fact) that rely on graphene or carbon nanotubes or other carbon-based materials. Some are civil, many are weapons, and the company will own both sites, carbonweapons.com and this one, carbondevices.com.
I decided it is about time to set up a proper company rather than just a blog site. So I did, Carbon Devices Ltd.
It will own all the carbon-related intellectual property that I have invented over the last years. This site currently shows a few older ideas, as does the partner site carbonweapons.com, but all of the company’s recent intellectual property is as yet unpublished. Patenting or blogging ideas removes the bulk of their commercial value as inventions and publicity and ‘exposure’ is insufficient as a business model. Instead, short descriptors of ideas will sometimes be released that do not convey the important engineering details.
Some important ideas and concepts will however be fully disclosed for the public good, where the company does not intend to develop or sell them, but wants to make them publicly available to anyone free of charge and restriction and prevent others from seizing or controlling them. Such technical disclosures will be intended to disclose sufficient engineering detail to prevent others patenting them.
Some recent exciting and valuable space ideas will fall into that category. Watch this space!