In the bicycle industry we hear about “Anodized” aluminum frequently. In fact most aluminum parts of any bicycle are either anodized or painted to protect them from the elements and to protect us from the amorphous aluminum oxide layer that naturally occurs when aluminum is exposed to oxygen. Not all “Anodize” processes are equal, however. […]
It took a while, but it’s finally here. The United States Patent Office has granted US Patent 8,617,015 covering aspects of the WickWerks chainring ramps and shifting technology. The patent was issued December 31, 2013 — making it an awesome New Year’s present. This now adds to the portfolio of WickWerks Intellectual Property.
On August 13, 2013, US Patent 8,506,436 was granted with assigned intellectual property rights to WickWerks LLC. This is another in the line of bicycle chainring and derailleur patents and intellectual property rights to be awarded for the innovative efforts at WickWerks.