(Austin, TX- April 28, 2015)— TriggerPoint™ Performance Therapy, a division of Implus Corporation (“Implus”) and a leading performance therapy and education product innovator, has been issued a U.S. utility patent protecting its GRID® foam rollers. U.S. Patent No. 9,005,146 covers a multi-zone hollow core massage roller that effectively addresses tender and painful conditions, such as muscle or connective tissue conditions and that can be used as a core workout or strengthening apparatus.
TriggerPoint™ currently offers 4 different foam rollers, including the GRID®, the GRID® X, the GRID® 2.0, and the GRID® Mini. The GRID® is designed with proprietary Distrodensity® zones in which the different surface widths replicate the feeling of massage. The three-dimensional surface allows for tissues to aerate when rolling, which in turn, promotes the flow of blood and oxygen for muscle repair.
“We created the GRID® in 2008 as a cost-effective way to help keep people healthy,” said Cassidy Phillips, TriggerPoint Founder. “It was important to us to design a sustainable product that wouldn't break down and fill landfills with sub-par foam. Little did we know this product would become a global sensation, used by some of the best athletes in the world, nor could we have foreseen the number of companies that would attempt to replicate the GRID®’s unique texture, multiple densities and hollow core.”
The innovative features and configuration of the GRID® foam roller are protected by the Patent, with other patent applications pending. Implus considers its patented massage roller to be brand-defining technology and intends to vigorously enforce its intellectual property rights against any and all competitors who may infringe its patented technology.
Cassidy added, “I am proud of our team for this momentous accomplishment that allows us to protect the uniqueness of the GRID® and ensure this quality product stands alone in the marketplace. We look forward to continuing to create innovative products that empower people around the world to move better.”
About TriggerPoint: TriggerPoint™ Performance Therapy, a division of the Implus Corporation, is a brand that empowers people to move better. Our innovative products are supported by simple instructions that allow anyone to manage their own therapeutic care. Our mission is to provide innovative education and products that increase, enhance or rehabilitate natural ease of movement in anyone who craves an active lifestyle.
About Implus Corporation
Headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, Implus has evolved to become an innovative provider of products ranging from footcare and seasonal accessories to fitness and recovery solutions. Implus’s brand family includes Sof Sole®, Yaktrax®, Apara®, Airplus®, Sneaker Balls®, Sof Comfort®, Little Hotties®, Penguin®, Perfect Fitness®, ICETrekkers®, FitDeck®, DryGuy® and TriggerPoint®. Implus proudly distributes in over 75,000 retail outlets across North America and in 70 countries worldwide. For more information, please call (800) 446-7587 or visit www.implus.com.