Regional Pioneer PT Blueboys Receives Australian Patent



PT Blueboys has been granted a patent from the Australian Commissioner of Patents for their coupling connection cover invention, further strengthening their position as a pioneer and disruptor in the coupling market.  

The connector covers are made of high-grade silicone, and protect hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical couplings from dust and moisture, significantly extending the lifespan of the fittings and reducing maintenance costs.  

The cover was invented in 2017 by Director Darren Dillon, a diesel mechanic from Goondiwindi (QLD), as a solution to help truckers disconnect the fittings on their trucks and trailers with ease, a common problem in the industry that causes excess downtime, costs, and frustration.  

Mr Dillon said the Australian patent is a rewarding achievement that brings them one step closer to their ambition of protecting as many fittings as possible.   

“The patent is a testament to the uniqueness of our covers, and it gives us a strategic edge that will help us accelerate the development of a broader range of covers,” he said.   

Goondiwindi local and Chief Entrepreneur Queensland Julia Spicer, OAM, said the patent is a great example of what innovation is all about in regional Australia, and highlights the value such innovation brings to the region.  

“PT Blueboys is the epitome of regional innovation – a very particular problem has been identified and a solution found that not only creates value for others, but also establishes a new industry in regional Queensland,”   

“As many manufacturers know, the patent process is long and necessary, PT Blueboys has been building their brand and products from regional QLD from the beginning, and this patent ensures that their R&D and early commercialisation can now be capitalised on,” Ms Spicer said.    

Mr Dillon grew up in the rural town of North Star, (NSW) before moving permanently to Goondiwindi (QLD) after high school and starting Dillon Mechanical in 2010 together with his wife, and co-founder, Anna Dillon.  

Mr Dillon said he is very proud of their regional background and hopes it will spark and inspire others to protect their ideas.   

“I live in a small town where many of us work on the tools fixing problems all day, there are a lot of ideas in the country with potential to get protected, and this is proof that it is possible,” he said.  

Rowena Beveridge, General Manager Food Leaders Australia of the regional economic development organisation TSBE, said the patent grant reinforces the pivotal role of innovation in driving economic prosperity in regional Australia. 

“This success demonstrates the ingenuity and entrepreneurial thriving within our region and our capacity to generate groundbreaking ideas and bring them to fruition,” 

“TSBE applaud PT Blueboys for their exemplary accomplishment and look forward to continued collaboration in advancing our regions goals of innovation and economic development," she said.

PT Blueboys provides market leading coupling covers for air hose and hydraulic connectors in the trucking and transportation industry. They are a family-owned business founded in 2017 by Goondiwindi locals Darren and Anna Dillon. All products are designed and manufactured in Australia. PT Blueboys covers are currently patent approved in Australia, China, US and South Korea with patents pending worldwide.  


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