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Old October 31 2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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First Real Estate Company in India to invest time, money and resources for inventions of critical unique technologies

New Delhi…October 3, 2012…..DLF Ltd., India’s largest real estate company, has filed five patents for inventions pertaining to safety and security against any possible safety threat/ hazards to the buildings/ premises and its residents. DLF is the true and first inventor of these inventions.

DLF has filed 5 patents related to the inventions in the field of:

Firestop cable barrier: The invention is designed to restore the fire-resistance ratings of wall and / or floor assemblies by impending spread of fire, which is done by sealing openings with fire resistant materials and covering cables and joints by fire resistant material.
Containment of inflammable and combustible liquid: The invention relates generally to tanks for inflammable and combustible liquids, and more particularly concerns system for making such tanks fire resistant in above ground installations environments.
Methods and systems for storage of batteries: The batteries, used in residential and commercial places for providing power back-up support, contain lead and sulfuric acid, hence there is a risk associated with storage of batteries. The invention relates to the methodology of and system for, in particular indoor storage of batteries with equipped with appropriate devices.
Methods and systems for storing Oil: Primarily, in industrial and commercial usage, lubricating oil and greases are important resources, most of which deteriorates with time. However, good storage practice enhances shelf life and performance of lubricants and greases. The invention, in particular, deals with methods and systems of indoor storage of lubricants and grease, equipped with heat quenching and smoke detecting devices.
A method of diverting chilled water of HVAC system in case of fire: The large buildings have extensive air-conditioning system wherein several thousand liters of chilled water is available. The invention provides a method to utilize the chilled water in HVAC to fight fire, which is in addition to the existing water storage system of the building.
This is the first time in India, that any real estate company has invested its time, money and resources for inventions and development of such unique technology critical for safety and security of building, its premises and residents.

“These inventions are in tune with DLF’s commitment of providing safe, secure and comfortable premises to its residents/ tenants. In the changing times, the most important feature of modern real estate development is to enable the buildings to be self-sufficient and reliant to avert any threat arising out of accidents i.e. Fire. We are tirelessly working towards creating a world-class infrastructure in Cybercity, Gurgaon, giving it a unique status amongst global CBDs.” commented Mr Ramesh Sanka, Managing Director, DLF Commercial Development Ltd., on filing of patents In fact, DLF has the distinction of being the only private developer in the country, to undertake various initiatives to improve the infrastructure in and around its real estate developments, including establishment of privately owned fire stations in DLF IT Park Chennai, Cybercity and DLF City Ph-V in Gurgaon equipped with world-class hydraulic platforms of 90M height. Also, construction of 16-lane road and rapid metro service in Cybercity to facilitate commuting to-n-fro Cybercity.

About DLF:

DLF is a name synonymous with global standards, new generation workspaces and luxury lifestyles and has over 60 years of track record of sustained growth, customer satisfaction, and innovation.

The company has 345 msf of planned projects with 48 msf of projects under construction.

DLF’s primary business is development of residential, commercial and retail properties. The company has a unique business model with earnings arising from development and rentals. Its exposure across businesses, segments and geographies, mitigates any down-cycles in the market. From developing 22 major colonies in Delhi, DLF is now present across 15 states-24 cities in India.

It has the distinction of developing commercial projects and IT parks that are at par with the best in the world. DLF has become a preferred name with many IT & ITES majors and leading Indian and International corporate giants, including GE, IBM, Microsoft, Canon, Citibank, Hewitt, WNS, Bank of America, Cognizant, Infosys, CSC and Symantec, among others.

DLF pioneered the retail revolution in the country and brought about a paradigm shift in the industry by redefining shopping, recreation and leisure experiences with the launch of City Centre in Gurgaon in 2000. The Retail Malls business is a major thrust area for DLF. Currently, DLF is actively creating new shopping and entertainment spaces all over the country.

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Old October 31 2012, 02:49 PM   #2
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how can you patent safety & security methods/ inventions?? isnt that against public interest??
 
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absolutely they can do patents for our security because if they do patents for real estate, then our real estate market will grow much better and the most important thing is our future will be better ,as you see this days many disaster are coming like earthquake and many more so our houses,flats,apartment are not so much secure but while doing this patents we can see our future safe so we can get better apartments,flats,building,houses and many more
 
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so, one developer can patent a safety invention.... and in the case of a natural disaster, only the inhabitants of that particular developer's projects will be safe... wont the government/ public raise an issue regarding this... shouldnt a new safety method be made available to everyone, atleast the knowledge of it... affordability is a separate issue....

sorry, not very knowledgeable about this subject, just going by logic
 
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Per my understanding, a patent does not mean that no one else can use that technology. Its just that the patent holder will get usage royalty. Thats my understanding.
 
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