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#1 einsteinbqat

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:52

Well it seems like Samsung copied something else
 
Source : The Guardian http://www.theguardi...cleaner-rip-off
 

Dyson accuses Samsung of vacuum cleaner 'rip-off'
UK firm says Samsung's Motion Sync vacuum cleaner used technology found in two Dyson appliances, the DC37 and DC39
 
Dyson is suing Samsung Electronics over claims that the South Korean company "ripped off" its vacuum cleaner technology.
 
The British engineering company, which also pioneered "blade" hand dryers, has accused Samsung of copying its technology in the steering system on its latest vacuum cleaner.
 
Dyson said Samsung's Motion Sync vacuum cleaner used technology found in two Dyson appliances, the DC37 and DC39, which have been on the market for two years.
 
"This looks like a cynical rip-off by the giant Korean company Samsung," said company founder, Sir James Dyson. "Although they are copying Dyson's patented technology, their machine is not the same. Samsung has many patent lawyers so I find it hard not to believe that this is a deliberate or utterly reckless infringement of our patent." Samsung dismissed the claims as "groundless".
 
Dyson launched proceedings in the high court at the end of August.
 
"We have been forced to issue proceedings in the English high court, but I would much rather invest in research to develop new technology than have to sue," said Dyson.
 
Dyson has taken out a patent on "a cleaning appliance with a steering mechanism" and claims that its invention makes vacuum cleaners easier to manoeuvre around furniture and less likely to topple over.
 
Samsung's marketing boasts that its Motion Sync design "enables exceptionally smooth and easy movement". A Samsung spokesperson said: "The Samsung Motion Sync is an outcome of our own extensive research and development.
 
"We will take all necessary measures, including legal actions, to protect our technological innovation against Dyson's groundless claims"
 
Dyson holds 3,000 patents and has been fiercely protective of its technology. In 2012, it accused German rival Bosch of planting a spy in its research lab – claims that the company denied. Dyson has also taken a tough line against Chinese firms and challenged Chinese-owned Vax over the appearance of a product that Dyson felt looked similar to Dyson's DC02 cleaner. In 2011, Dyson warned the Chinese government that it risked being expelled from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over copyright breaches including rip-offs of his inventions. 
 
Samsung is also no stranger to the courtroom, and has been fighting a series of patent disputes with Apple over smartphones and tablet computers.

 
 
Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-24023430
 

Dyson sues Samsung over new vacuum's steering mechanism

 

British manufacturer Dyson is suing Samsung over claims that the South Korean firm "ripped off" one of its inventions.
 
The dispute centres over the launch of the Motion Sync vacuum cleaner which the South Korean firm showed off at the Ifa tech show in Berlin last week.
 
Dyson alleges that the machine infringes its patent on a steering mechanism for cylinder cleaners.
 
Samsung has rejected its rival's accusation.
 
"We will take all necessary measures, including legal actions, to protect our technological innovation against Dyson's groundless claims," said a spokeswoman.
 
Dyson said it had issued proceedings in the High Court in England, but has not said whether it wished to block the sale of Samsung's product or impose a licence fee.
 
"This looks like a cynical rip-off," said Sir James Dyson, the firm's founder.
 
"Samsung has many patent lawyers so I find it hard not to believe that this is a deliberate or utterly reckless infringement of our patent.
 
"We have been forced to issue proceedings in the English High Court, but I would much rather invest in research to develop new technology than have to sue."
 
'Swift motion'
Dyson first filed a patent for its steering mechanism in 2009.

 

Sir James claimed Samsung was guilty of a "cynical rip off" of his firm's technology
It describes a way to allow the device to rapidly spin quickly from one direction to another on the spot, and to follow the user's path rather than just being dragged behind, in order to prevent the vacuum getting snagged on corners.


 
It said the system took three years to develop and has since been used in two of its models.
 
Samsung's marketing materials for its new vacuum cleaner specifically highlight the "revolutionary" design of its swivel body machine saying it "makes swift motion for sudden turns much easier".
 
The firm rejected the idea that it achieved this by copying Dyson.
 
"The Samsung Motion Sync is an outcome of our own extensive research and development," added a spokeswoman.
 
This is not the first time the two firms have clashed in the UK courts.
 
In February 2009 a judge ordered Samsung to pay about £600,000 of Dyson's legal costs after the UK firm challenged its rival's attempt to patent a suction technology already used in its "triple-cyclone" cleaners.
 
Dyson has also sued Hoover, Vax and Bosch in the past to protect its technologies, with varying success

 




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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:58

I bet the Samsung vacuum really sucks.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:02

I think so, too. I mean, if you want a Dyson, get a Dyson. Get the real thing.

 

I bet the Samsung vacuum really sucks.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:05

I think so, too. I mean, if you want a Dyson, get a Dyson. Get the real thing.

 

I'm old school and use a Kirby.



#5 spenser.d

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:18

Most vacuums look similar...not exactly ripping anything off. As for the steering mechanism, samsungs could work completely differently from dysons. Dysons patent describes one way to do this, not all of them.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:33

I bet the Samsung vacuum really sucks.

I would hope so. That's what i'd buy it for, after all...



#7 webeagle12

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:43

wait Samsung makes vacuums...!!



#8 Torolol

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 04:39

now, how to combine this vacuum with android ...



#9 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:54

Already posted yesterday in BPN...

 

http://www.neowin.ne...-vacuum-design/



#10 Ambroos

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:32

My aunt has a Dyson and it's pretty bad if you ask me. Sure it might have power but dear god that thing is really noisy.

 

We swear by Nilfisk in this house. Very powerful, remarkably quiet and a fantastic hypo-allergenic filter.



#11 HawkMan

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:45

funny how people think powerful vacuums are the best and always run their vacuums at full power.

 

it's like they never look at the little pictures next to the power setting. High power is only for smooth wood floors. even then you maybe shouldn't use the highest setting on all vacuums. If the vacuums sticks when moving it, ie it sucks itself onto the surface you're on to high power. firstly you're making it hard to move, secondly, you're not actually vacuuming anything, as you're just creating a suction vacuum. it should be easy to move around, that way it will suck up what's under it AND suck in dust from around it. 



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 13:07

As stated, already posted...

 

http://www.neowin.ne...-vacuum-design/

 

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