October 18, 2011 – Lomira, WI
Patriot Taxiway Industries Inc, a manufacturer of light-emitting diode (LED) and Infrared (IR) lighting technologies announced that it has been granted a patent by the US Patent & Trade Office (USPTO) for the Stand GuardTM Dual Mode Portable Lighting Systems on August 16, 2011. The patent for invention number 7,997,753 is for a portable lighting system comprised of a light head which produces both visible LED and IR light, mounted on a adjustable lightweight quad pod.
“Innovation is Made in the USA and Patriot Taxiway Industries is a leader in the LED and Infrared illumination markets,” Steven Smits, President of Patriot Taxiway Industries
Stand GuardTM Dual Mode Portable Lighting consists of five separate lighting assemblies with remote control for security, maintenance and general illumination support. All assemblies use the same radio cabling, power supply and batteries to simplify operational requirements. Stand GuardTM met very restrictive weight requirements for use in disaster relief efforts, humanitarian missions and military deployments including Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Patriot Taxiway leverages the use of local Wisconsin suppliers in developing our innovative lighting solutions,” stated Kevin McDermott, Vice President of Business Development. “When it comes to supplying our war fighters with winning technology, one of our strengths comes from hiring veterans for Stand Guard development and production.”
Currently, Patriot Taxiway Industries has 630 Stand GuardTM portable lighting systems located on 26 Air Force Bases worldwide.