1999: The Idea
Dr. Chapman developed the concept for the Anti-theft Power Cable when valuable new equipment was stolen from the engineering labs at SFU.
With funding from ASI, Mark Zaacks a student was hired to work on the design and develop the lab prototype to support PCT and patent applications.
- US. patent 6,150,940 issued Nov.21, 2000: G. Chapman and M. Zaacks, "Antitheft Electrical Power Cord"
- Canadian Patent CA 2419556 issued July 10, 2007: G. Chapman and M. Zaacks, "Antitheft Electrical Power Cord"
- European patent EP 1 204 955 B1 issued on May 21, 2003 for UK, France and Germany: G. Chapman and M. Zaacks, "Antitheft Electrical Power Cord"
- Japanese patent JP3862566B2 issued Dec. 27, 2006: G. Chapman and M. Zaacks, "Antitheft Electrical Power Cord"
- Singapore patent 86830 issued Sept. 30 2005: G. Chapman and M. Zaacks, "Antitheft Electrical Power Cord",
2003-2005: Testing the Prototype
There have been three laboratory models constructed. Current research on the performance characteristics of the anti-theft power cable is underway at Simon Fraser University with two research assistants under the supervision of Dr. Chapman. A demonstration prototype was available as of November 3, 2003.
2001-2003: Beginning of the Company
Since 2001, friends and supporters of the Anti-Theft Power Cable and its potential to protect valuable equipment worked on business plans and introduced the product to potential angels, resulting in the incorporation of Parvonis Research Inc. in July of 2003.
2004: Presenting the idea
Parvonis Research Inc. presented the company and the device to the Angel Forum in November 2004, receiving valuable feedback from potential investors.
2005: Marketing begins
The Anti-theft Power Cable is introduced to potential manufactures with the capacity to integrate the cable into a wide range of products. A partnership is being sought.
March 2005: The Company Begins to Grow
TGL Holdings Inc. a company with a history of investing in new startup firms and backing innovative ideas invests in Parvonis Research.
July 2005: Introduction of the Product to the Security Industry
Parvonis is invited to present the new product to the Chinese Ministry of Public Security hosted by the National Research Councel and Canadian Trade Commission.
November 2005: Commercial Prototype is Complete
Looking slicker and demonstrating the features that can revolutionize the protection of electronic devices.