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Q: Contact Info for Smoke Detector manufacturers/distributors to license patents ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Contact Info for Smoke Detector manufacturers/distributors to license patents
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: amn1-ga
List Price: $150.00
Posted: 07 Jun 2006 17:33 PDT
Expires: 07 Jul 2006 17:33 PDT
Question ID: 736260
How do I find a contact list of smoke detector manufacturers or
distributors that may be interested in licensing my smoke detector
patents?  Once a company is found, I need a contact name to submit the
patent and product information.

Request for Question Clarification by easterangel-ga on 13 Jun 2006 01:13 PDT

In what country?

Plus isn't it possible to conclude that if your new product is really
good then any manufaturer will potentially license it. They have to
see your product to be interested since they deem themselves as
experts and if you really got a winner there then they would be
interested. So it would  be just about every manufacturer in the


Clarification of Question by amn1-ga on 13 Jun 2006 13:21 PDT
The patents are United States patents so any company that makes/sells
battery operated smoke detectors in the United States would be a
potential. I need a list of contacts to send the information.  I've
tried the big ones in the past, but had no luck and put the project to
the side for some time.  The patents are still good and would like to
give it another shot of submitting the idea.  Some of the bigger
companies have procedures for submitting ideas.  I would need to know
if there's any special contact email address/mail address to send and
if there's any procedure.  This may be difficult to find for each
company.  I'm really looking for a list of companies where I can
simply send them a brief intro and link to a site.  Here's the site:  Essentially, I would like to do a mail merge to
potential companies to send them the link.  So if you could provide a
list that provides company name, website, and contact email, that
would suffice.  Thanks.

Request for Question Clarification by easterangel-ga on 14 Jun 2006 06:21 PDT
Hi again!

I don't know if knowing the procedure on how to go about it is
documented by each company.

Would you be satisfied with just an email address plus other contact
information like physical location and phone numbers? Some companies
do not even show the names of their people on their sites. Is that
still ok with you?

Plus how many companies would be regarded as a legitimate answer?


Clarification of Question by amn1-ga on 14 Jun 2006 13:56 PDT

I would be satisfied with the following conditions:  

1-Email address plus other contact information like physical location,
phone numbers, website
2-Format in answer should be so that I can block and copy into Excel (in columns).
3-Sources of information should include, but don't not limited to:

Not sure how many manufacturers actually exist, but I want to submit
the patents to all.

Subject: Re: Contact Info for Smoke Detector manufacturers/distributors to license patent
Answered By: easterangel-ga on 14 Jun 2006 20:05 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi! Thanks for the question.

I already made the list in an Excel file for you. I still included
some companies even if they don't have email addresses since they
might be of interest to you. Companies without an email address are
colored in red.

You may download the Excel file from the link below.

Search terms used:
smoke detectors manufacturer

I hope this would help you in your research. Before rating this
answer, please ask for a clarification if you have a question or if
you would need further information.
Google Answers Researcher

Request for Answer Clarification by amn1-ga on 15 Jun 2006 14:06 PDT
Looking good!  In my original request, I asked for the procedure to
submit the invention for each company.  Since the list was long and
not documented on the web, we decided that just getting the contact
info would suffice.  I would like to go back to finding out the
procedure for just two companies, the big ones, First Alert and Kidde
Safety.  This would probably involve a phone call to inquiry with them
the procedure to submit a patented invention.  If this is not in the
scope of this service, please let me know.  If so, please find out the
procedure for each and document it in the Excel.  If you find this
out, then I'll be happy to give you a nice big tip!  Thanks!

Clarification of Answer by easterangel-ga on 15 Jun 2006 15:08 PDT
Hi again!

I am really sorry that I cannot make calls since I am not from the
United States and I do not have the resources to make such expensive
calls. As another option, I emailed your request so that if they
respond we might know the procedure. However, I was only able to do
this for Kiddie Safety since First Alert doesn't have an email address
on its website.

In case Kiddie Alert responds, I will post it here.

Thanks again.

Request for Answer Clarification by amn1-ga on 15 Jun 2006 18:41 PDT
Ok thanks!

Clarification of Answer by easterangel-ga on 15 Jun 2006 18:57 PDT
Hi again!

First of all thank you for your understanding, kind words, the 5 stars
and for the generous tip! :)

I still haven't got a response but we have to respond to
clarifications made here. Anyway, again I will post if I get anything

Thanks again.
amn1-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00

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