ProStar receives patent for method to prevent damages while excavating

Page Tucker

A Grand Junction-based company has received a patent for its computer implemented method for avoiding damages in an excavation area.

ProStar received the patent for a method to prevent damage to utilities and the environment during construction, maintenance and groundbreaking activities as well as damages caused by severe conditions, including weather, fires and earthquakes.

Page Tucker, chief executive officer and president of ProStar as well as co-inventor of the patented method, said he was pleased to add another patent to the company’s portfolio of intellectual property. “Our cloud and mobile precision mapping solutions are recognized as the most advanced utility mapping system in the world, and another patent issuance is validation that we are leading the industry in terms of development and innovation.”

Raymond Tabandeh, a partner with the Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie law firm, prepared and prosecuted the patent. “It’s always gratifying to play a significant role in the issuance of a patent for a client,” Tabandeh said. “Damages to buried utilities during excavation is a major problem in the U.S. and Canada. And in almost every case when excavation is involved, damage is caused by lack of qualified data being available. This patent addresses these concerns.”

ProStar combines cloud and mobile technologies with patented processes to create geospatial intelligence software that helps companies and government agencies manage underground infrastructure. For additional information, visit