On this page you can order a graphic or license the invention (Resource Tepee -US patent 7,495,673 B1). If you purchase a license some programming code and instructions using the R software will be provided to assist you in generating the graphic. If you are at an academic or research institution details on obtaining a free licence and the R related code and material are provided in the section titled “Enter a Licensing Agreement with us”.
If you need a few graphics or would like to try out the graphic on your data, you could provide the data in the form of a data matrix as described in the frequently asked questions page. If you are interested in a larger scale application of the Resource Tepee within your organization we would recommend you go for a licensing agreement.
Enter a Licensing Agreement with Us
If you are interested in a larger scale application of the Resource Tepee within your organization we recommend you go for a licensing agreement. You could obtain a license to use the patent within your organization for a period of 1 year for $150.00, a 5-use license for $60 and a 10-use license for $100. A copy of the licensing agreement is attached as this hyperlinked document. The 1 year licensing document allows for unlimited generation of the resource tepee graphic within your organization for use within your organization for a period of a year.
Select the appropriate rate from the pull down menu above the first ‘Buy Now’ button. Once you select the “Buy Now” button, send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and brief description of your organization. We will send you the appropriate authorization to use the patent. Some Application technology helpful in generating the graphic using the R software mentioned in the next “technology” section below will be provided free with the licensing agreements. The licensing and the application technology is available free for those in academic and research facilities. Please send a note to email@example.com with the name of your institution and any short description of your research that you feel comfortable providing.
The graphics in the Tepee Examples pages were developed using code in the R statistical programming language which is available for free from the CRAN website. You will receive instructions on downloading the R software and our sample program used to generate the graphic in the R interface. Some basic R skills are needed to run the programs, which, in our opinion are not too difficult to acquire. The technology comes free with any of the licensing agreements.
Ordering a Graphics Through Us
You can order a graphic either by providing the matrix of data in a .csv or .xls file as described in the frequently asked questions page. The rates, now reduced from $45, are $25 per graphic when you provide the data matrix. Once you click the ‘Buy Now” button and enter your payment information you will be directed back to this page. Send us your password protected data to our e-mail address, which is firstname.lastname@example.org and follow it up with an e-mail with the password as well as any additional instructions. You can request some customization and you can also specify data formats you would like the graphic in. By default we provide .pdf and .png format Tepees. The conditions of sale and use of this site are in this hyperlinked document.