Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: 4+4 patent

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    1,038
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default 4+4 patent

    Who owns the 4+4-pin ATX12V/EPS12V connector patent? I know someone does. And does anyone know what the fee for using it is? It has to be substantial enough that Antec would rather put on a whole separate cable than pay it on the TP-750.
    It's my PSU in a box!
    Ooo-ooh,
    My PSU in a box, baby!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Moderator
    Posts
    4,126
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    19
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    14
    Thanked in
    7 Posts

    Default

    Topower IIRC, no idea on cost.

    Either that or it was the 20+4 they owned.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    1,734
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
    Who owns the 4+4-pin ATX12V/EPS12V connector patent? I know someone does. And does anyone know what the fee for using it is? It has to be substantial enough that Antec would rather put on a whole separate cable than pay it on the TP-750.
    Antec is not by a long shot the only company that does this.
    Main: i5 2500K@4.6GHz w/Zalman CNPS10X Performa, Intel DZ68BC, 8GB G.Skill DDR3-1600, PNY GTX 470 + EVGA GTX 470, ASUS Xonar DX, ADATA S510 120GB, Samsung 1TB F3+1TB F1+2TB F4, Kingwin LZG 1kW, Lian-Li PC-9F, Dell U2212HM+S2209W, Win7 Professional.
    Laptop: Dell Vostro 3450, i5 2410M, 8GB DDR3-1333, AMD Radeon HD 6630M 1GB, Intel X25-M 80GB, Seagate Momentus 750GB, Win7 Home Premium.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    jonnyGURU forums, of course!
    Posts
    16,087
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    540
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    275
    Thanked in
    199 Posts

    Default

    I think it's $1 per.

    But the patent only applies to the 4+4 that snaps together in the middle. You can have a 4+4 with a mating edge that doesn't snap and it's not covered by the patent.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    141
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Yes it's just about the connection between both connectors. Not the connector itself.

    Christoph

Similar Threads

  1. Patent for PSU with a battery?
    By Jon Gerow in forum Electronic Component Discussion
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 02-13-2019, 06:19 PM
  2. Replies: 17
    Last Post: 03-04-2011, 12:26 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •