January 25, 2012

DECA Member Belinda Zeng Awarded United States Patent


Cupertino, CA—On January 3, 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted to Belinda Zeng a patent entitled “FASHION DESIGN METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS.
Belinda was inspired to develop this patent when preparing for her DECA competition project in 2009 under her advisor Mr. Carl Schmidt. With her first place DECA competition idea, Zeng realized the feasibility of her idea, and so, she submitted her patent to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Two years later in November of 2011, the patent was finally approved and was issued in January of 2012. Zeng’s patent, named Fashion Design Method, System and Apparatus, is a software system that allows you to design and try on clothes and accessories in a virtual dressing room with a virtual 3-D you.
Belinda Zeng is the current president of Silicon Valley DECA, one of the fastest growing regions in California with a 40% growth in membership within the last year, and has been actively involved in DECA ever since her freshman year.  Her patent can be found at United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent data base.


About California DECA
California DECA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Career and Technical Student Organization, endorsed by the California Department of Education. With over 4,500 members in 59 schools throughout California, California DECA works to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in four fields of business: marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. For more information about California DECA, visit


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