Earlier today I posted about a new product on the market, the Flash Blaster. I was quickly notified by our reader Ryan Dunn that this device looks and acts much like Julius von Bismarck's Image Fulgurator. I quickly did some searching to find out if this was true and stumbled across Julius' website and an interview he did back in 2008 with Wired. Where he is quoted saying he applied for a patent on this device... Do you think they simply copied his device?
Julius idea was to add "graffiti" to other people's photos with this device. He wanted to patent the device so marketing companies could never use this. Pretty slick idea. To see all the details on Julius von Bismarck's device check out his website.
I have contacted Julius regarding his patent and will update if any more news comes across.