Corporate History

 


Corporate History

Ikona Gear's revolutionary gear technology was invented in Russia between 1986 and 1991 for a lightweight, long-range, military assault helicopter. Laith Nosh, our founder, acquired the rights to the new gear invention and imported the technology to North America. From 1992 to 2001 Ikona Gear engineers, under the skillful direction of Dr. John R. Colbourne, a world renowned gearing expert, perfected the revolutionary gear design and patented it.

Ikona's current corporate structure is a product of the following chronology

November 2006 Ikona Industries Corporation moved to a new, bigger manufacturing facilities
February 2006 IKONA GEAR SIGNS JOINT DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH GLOBAL ROBOTICS COMPANY.
January 2006 Ikona Launches Ikona Industries and recruits OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY veterans.
December 2005 Ikona licenses technology to Magna MAGNA Drivetrain AG & Co KG (Austria), a division of Magna International, Inc.
October 2005 Ikona signs development agreement with Andrew Corporation for satellite base station pedestal.
February 2004 Ikona licenses technology to Aircast Inc. for the Mayo Clinic Arm brace.
October 2003 Ikona Gear International, Inc. goes public via reverse merger with Oban Mining, Inc. which adopts the Ikona Int'l name (Ikona Gear International, Inc. (Nevada) becomes Ikona Gear USA, Inc., (Nevada).
2001-2003 Private investors fund continuing development of Ikona intellectual property, market technology to a number of early stage joint-development partners, including Magna International, Inc.
August 2001 Ikona Gear International, Inc. (Nevada, USA) incorporates and acquires patents and trademarks for Ikona.
1996-1999 Patents acquired by Diversified Sciences Limited (DSL) and completed by DSL and Johne Colbourne, PhD.
1994-1996Ikona Gears Limited, (Nicosia, Cyprus) and (Ikona, Inc.) acquire technology and begin patent process.