Innovation Award

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s 2005 Innovation Award for Entrepreneurial Achievement was presented to Phillip C. Apple, President, American Holtzkraft Inc. at Ben Franklin’s annual i xchange event on May 11, 2005. This award is granted to “the person that best exemplifies the quintessential entrepreneurial spirit: a combination of ingenuity, hard work, and innovation that has resulted in the creation of a successful and growing business venture.”

Thatch Umbrella
Patent #6802325
Date: 10/12/04
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Fan Umbrella
Patent #6691721
Date: 2/17/04
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Misting Umbrella
Patent #6682000
Date: 1/27/04
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Two-piece self-locking pole stand
Patent # 5337989
Date 8/16/94
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Rotating Canopy Umbrella
Patent #5020557
Date 6/4/91
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Automatic Opening Umbrella
Patent #4928718
Date: 5/29/90
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