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HEAT SIPHON News - Feb 2017

Unemployment Nears 9 Year Low

Small Businesses - Can't Fill Skilled Job Openings

Inventor holds up
Two Patents Awarded
For Heat Siphon Innovations

Latrobe, Pa - February, 2017

Bill Bernardi - Founder and President of Heat Siphon's manufacturer, United States ThermoAmp Inc., above proudly holding up his two actual US Patent Documents recently recieved from the US Patent & Trademark Office -

the "Cool-Lag-Algorithm" & "Iso-Cap-Fitting " inventions.

"For over 33 years designing and manufacturing Heat Siphon right here in Latrobe, PA., we have always been at the forefront of swimming pool heat pump R&D.

Our engineering and the Heat Siphon's features we adopted were almost always eventually copied by the competition, but now we have decided to aggressively protect our intellectual property and these two patents are just the start. "

"It feels real good to receive them and I am very proud of and thankful for all the efforts everyone involved has put into getting them."

"This is what two real patent documents looks like in 2016. There is a gold seal and a bright red embossed ribbon on the cover and a book of all the pages and drawings we submitted. "

"We will definitely be getting several more with three other patents submitted & pending like our new temperature sensor and our improved coil key and several other inventions in the works, so stay tuned", says Bill.

NEW PATENT PENDING Water Temperature Probe on all Heat Siphons since 2015

The NEW Heat Siphon ® pool water temperature sensor is now accurate to within 0.01°F - the Player Control displays it to a tenth °F

Skilled Workers Scarce in Tight Labor Market

By Jeffrey Sparshott

Feb. 2, 2017

Small U.S. manufacturers say it's difficult to find the right workers.

Nearly two-thirds of small businesses are spending more time training workers than they were a year ago, according to a survey by The Wall Street Journal and Vistage International, a San Diego executive-advisory group. That could give more Americans access to skilled manufacturing jobs as companies invest the time and resources to bring in less-experienced workers.

“The biggest challenge confronting firms is their need to expand hiring in an already-tight labor market,” said Richard Curtin, a University of Michigan economist who oversaw the survey.

As a result, some firms are casting a wider recruiting net and landing workers with fewer relevant skills.

“It’s very challenging to find individuals for job placements, especially ones with any type of experience,” said Travis Lane, chief executive of safety equipment manufacturer Rock Exotica. “We’ve had to look to younger generations with less experience.”

Spirit AeroSystems Inc., a maker of aircraft components that employs about 13,500 in the U.S., is trying to fill 250 jobs.

“As opposed to raising pay, what we’re having to do is accept applicants with lower skills and invest in training them ourselves,” said Justin Welner, the company’s head of human resources. “We’re having to broaden our approach and invest a lot more in training for the skills we require.”

Unemployment 4.8% with More Americans Working or Actively Seeking Work


Feb. 3, 2017

Despite brisk hiring, the U.S. unemployment rate rose in January and wages grew modestly, evidence for the Trump administration and the Federal Reserve that the economy has room to grow before it risks overheating.

Employers added 227,000 jobs last month, the biggest gain since September, the Labor Department said Friday.

Mr. Trump, who met with corporate CEOs on Friday to shape his economic agenda, said he was “happy” with the jobs numbers, which he called “big league.”

“We’re bringing jobs back,” he told reporters.

Businesses, for their part, appear to have gained confidence in recent months, in part due to Mr. Trump’s pledge to reduce regulations but also because of a broader sense of economic stability.

“I’m knocking on my desk, on wood, it’s gone very well,” said Dennis Archer Jr. of business at Central Kitchen and Bar, a downtown Detroit restaurant he opened in 2015.

Mr. Archer is planning to open another restaurant and a lounge this year, and he expects soon to hire staff to run them. “I think that 2017 is going to be just as strong, if not stronger, than 2016,” he said. “My optimism is high to very high.”


(Patents Cont'd.)

Now you'll see:
SPA: 101.4 (°F)

(the competition doesn't even display the decimal point)

We developed our new probe in response to customer questions about what the real water, temperature was as they compared our readout to their floating thermometers and digital temperature probes.

We manufactured a titanium probe tip with just 0.030" wall thickness which houses a tiny .095" diameter bead type thermistor with an accuracy of 1%.

We then calibrated it using software in our Player Controller to achieve a curve fit which is within 0.05°F of actual using a thermometer traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the US Department of Commerce.

The result is a very accurate digital water temperature probe which is also very quick to respond to changing temperature.

Overkill . . . maybe, INDUSTRY LEADING & STATE OF THE ART- Definitely !!


Spring . .

Football Kickoff Kit

Starting soon we will be offering a free wireless Football Controller to the first 250 buyers of any Z375HP or Z575HP Model Heat Siphon.

This will include one Football Console which you plug in anywhere within 1000 feet of the PassPort wireless receiver (also included ) which will plug into the Heat Siphon.

You will be able to control your Heat Siphon remotely from inside your home.

For a minimal additional amount you will be able to purchase our T-POD pump controller which enable you to use your Football to turn your pool pump on /off or schedule operation including pump override.

Check back with us next month for more details.