Trounson Automation LLC is a technology licensing company that was established in 2005 to expand the uses and applications for the invention covered by U.S. Patent No. 5,926,389 for a “Computer Control System for Generating Geometric Designs.” The objective of Trounson Automation was to commercialize the technology covered by this patent by licensing it to motion-control systems manufacturers.
The technology covered by the ‘389 patent is used in computerized motion control systems and their components, such as server amplifiers, servo motors and server communication devices, including servo control software. The primary applications for this technology include multi-axes of motion as well as the display of shapes on video screens or via a printer.
Trounson Automation is a portfolio company of IP Holdings LLC, the IP-centric merchant banking affiliate of General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent monetization firm. Trounson Automation is managed by GPC, and General Patent was the exclusive licensing agent for the Trounson patent which has expired.
General Patent’s monetization efforts resulted in the licensing of Trounson patent by five motion-control systems OEMs.