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Re: Introducing CJD

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:26 am
by zelph
CJD wrote:I agree.

I only lack my much improved SparkLite and Vargo 750 Sierra.

I was looking around online. I found both at one place: ... arter.html

Check it out. They have a brass improved Sparklite, an aluminum improved Sparklite and the original plastic Sparklite in olive drab or orange.

Did zelph license his improved Sparklite?

Did zelph retire, now, because he is wealthy from selling his improved Sparklite worldwide?
:DB: retired.....I'm to busy to retire :DB:

I've been camping the past 2 days locally. burning twigs, wood pellets and compressed wood blocks from Menards.

I did not patent the modified Sparklite :o the originators sell my StarLytes and Super Stoves on their web site Four Season Survival.

There was little interest in my modified survival kits, retired the kits :( Todays survivalist want the biggist sparking rods on the market. They need lots and lots of big sparks to ignite their stuff. I actually used a coglans ferro rod the other day to light my campfire. I used it to ignite a paper towel which was then put onto the pile of twigs.

Re: Introducing CJD

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:37 am
by CJD
Hmm... This thread seems to be about thieves.

For a patent claim, it is only necessary to show prior design.

I would put in the claim.

There are two patent offices, one on the East coast and one on the West coast.

Why? People do purchase these products.

Not only that, they are selling your stove designs as well.

I had 1-year training, in college, for patent write-up.

You need signed notes each year in a bound book, for example, or time-stamped drawings, discussion, or photos of your designs. You have all that right here in the forum and at YouTube.

You do not need a patent attorney. The U.S. Patent Office exists to protect innovator talent, because they create the small business economy that makes this country strong, whether or not, you grow into big business. I am saying, the U.S. Patent Office is for protecting "the little guy". It dies not exist for lawyers.

Select "best evidence". Send it.

Especially so, if you have communication with these people.

Google: Four Seasons Survival website. Look, they feature your design, your product.

They have made themselves appear to be the innovators.

Look, they use two business names. How many business names in how many countries.

Look, at me, crying over loss of backpacking gear, specifically mentioning your Improved Sparklite.

I say, give it a name: SparkLyte.

Sell the StarLyte and the SparkLyte as a package, and, individually.

Sell it at eBay. Sell them at your online store.

Let them produce them in quantity, licensed to do so, or, better yet license the people actually making them.

If they continue, with the patent office acknowledging your prior design and sales, not only prototype required but you have the product you have sold, these people have to pay you for every one sold.

That is how it is.

Re: Introducing CJD

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:51 pm
by CJD
I went to

I had to login. They require email, home address, telephone.

For all that, they had nothing in their other categories except "Select a subcategory".

Re: Introducing CJD

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:55 pm
by zelph
I'll propose the modification to fourseasons and see what they say about producing them for me. They are really nice people to deal with.

Re: Introducing CJD

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:44 pm
by CJD
I received my order, today.

I have my lovely Vargo "Sierra 750" cookware.

I have my little backpack strap Suunto compass.

I, now, have two Spark-Lites, plain and improved.

The improved Spark-Lite has what appears to be a small allen key fastener to replace the lighter flint.

I don't have a small allen key to find out. Remember, I did suggest an allen key head fastener.

The plain plastic Spark-Lite has the drilled hole, or what, filled with a dab of silicone perhaps. It is marketed as FIRE STARTER AVIATION SURVIVAL SPARK-LITE TM NSN: 1680-01-223-0061 CAGE: 1HP49 PN: SL3 much like always, since my first one from REI membership #23-113, except for appearing on the sticker.

The metal Spark-Lite package is labeled SPARK-LITE TM EMERGENCY FIRE STARTER PN SL-4 METAL

Each listed without the http://

They have their TM trademark, not a patent, on your improved Spark-Lite.

Re: Introducing CJD

Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:11 pm
by ConnieD
It is so great to have my backpacking gear, again.

Oh, I am CJD. I even "lost" my password!

Well, I have my Vargo Sierra Titanium 750, my Snow Peak short spork, and my Spark-Lite.

Thank you, zelph. Now I have a good supply of Spark-Lite materials.

Of course, especially, thank you for my modified Spark-Lite. It is the best.

I am quickly building up my backpacking gear. By "good weather" I should be ready.

I don't think I will have all my Winter gear, again. We'll see.

Pricy, stuff... all that "fluffy" gear.

Re: Introducing CJD

Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:21 pm
by zelph
You should be able to pick up some gear when the VA has the special event where they have veterans come in and get some quality free stuff. A couple of years ago you mentioned you got some cold weather gear from that event.

Re: Introducing CJD

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:34 am
by ConnieD
Right, but it looks like military gear.

The other thing? It's not so "fluffy".

I don't have the same interest in winter camping. I think I will get together a "hot tent". No ShangriLa3, unless there is news about it. I may go with a Lil Bug Out. It has a vestibule, to complete the tipi-tarp tent. It is silnylon. It has provision for a small stove.

In that event, I will want to have that Ti-Goat stove.

It seems a long way off.

I really liked the ShangriLa3.

We are having a peculiar Winter: it is unseasonably warm. If there is snow, it is like "spring snow" big wet snowflakes melting, the snow doesn't stay on the ground, melting in a day, or, two.

I am all snug inside the house, happy to be on internet.

Happy holidays, zelph!

Re: Introducing CJD

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:23 pm
by zelph
Thank you for the Happy Holiday wishes :D I wish you the same. After Christmas sales might be a good bet on getting some "fluffy"

items that you've been looking for.

A good military down bag is good to have in your emergency kit. I have one in mine. I sent one up to British Columbia to Daren's place. He's snug as a bug in a rug :D Hope he's doing well. Once in a while I think about his kayak excursions out onto the ocean islands.

Re: Introducing CJD

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:01 pm
by ConnieD
There are real life adventures, kayaking there.

I like that photo of his camp with a hammock.