Category: Patents

We have an amazing history–Fighter jet battery chargers!

Compudigital was also involved in providing research and development services to interspace battery Company of Los Angeles. One of the issues that they had was providing a reasonable charging system for their batteries that are used in fighter jets. We discovered back in those days the batteries had a really interesting and unique charging process. As with all batteries today, they stay the same temperature as they are charging but when they reach the full charge level, most batteries increase in temperature. We discovered this and created a battery charger that uses the temperature of the battery as an indicator of charge. It really worked well and tended not to over charge the batteries. When the battery is overcharged and overheats, it damages the battery to the point of not being able to be used. Our battery charging system resolve this issue by making sure that we monitored the post temperature of the battery at all times. When the battery temperature started to rise, we knew that the charge had reached the limit. At that point, we would automatically turn down the charge level to a trickle charge.

History – The 1st Table Seating Computer

Compudigital created the first Table Seating Computer in 1992 called the IntelliHost System. The Intelli-Host was first introduced through Hilton Hotels in San Francisco. In the first part of 1992,

History – Work in Genetics

The history of Compudigital is pretty amazing. Starting with our research and development efforts involving Genetics in the early 80s. Compudigital designed one of the first Genetic Fusion Systems called the Progenetor. Distributed by Hoefer Scientific Instruments in San Francisco, California, the Progenetor was an innovative and cutting edge product that allowed Researchers to perform Genetic Fusion on plant cells. For example, you could cross Watermelon and Tomato seeds to product a 3rd plant. This resultant plat had the characteristics of the two you started with. So by continuing to cross these plants, you could successfully cause plants to take on the characteristics of the plants you started with. This is how the seedless watermelon was created, using Tomato and Watermelon Genes. The Progenetor was the device of choice to make this happen!

Eventually, we were issued a patent from United States patent office for our part in this technology. US patent office patent number 4,882,281 was issued on November 21, 1989 and listed as a probe for electrofusion, electroporation, or like procedure. We also received an additional patent for this technology for a single probe for electric fusion as well.