United States Patent 8,074,370 was awarded to inventors Thomas Monahan of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Greg Turcotte of Black Diamond, Canada. The patent was for their rug wringing centrifuge: Centri-Maxx by Centrum Force.
“Greg Turcotte and I collaborated and developed the horizontal centrifuge beginning in 2006. We subsequently joined together and co-founded Centrum Force. Our company continues to build and sell rug washing equipment,” Monahan said. “On December 13, 2011 we were awarded the full patent #8,074,370 for the horizontal centrifuge.”