Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 16, 2019


Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Nevada 000-19621 41-1454591
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)


175 Jackson Avenue North, Suite 102, Minneapolis, MN 55343-4565
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (952) 930-9000


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


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Item 8.01. Other Events.


On January 16, 2019, GeoTraq, Inc. (“GeoTraq”), a subsidiary of Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc., the registrant, issued a press release announcing the issuance by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of a patent (No. 10,182,402) titled “Locator Device with Low Power Consumption”. The patent provides GeoTraq with intellectual property rights to significantly increase the battery life of devices containing GeoTraq’s modules by remotely controlling scheduled wakeup intervals to reduce power consumption.  In addition, the intellectual property allows GeoTraq to provide accurate location information directly from its module without using GPS technology.


A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No. Description
Exhibit 99.1 Press Release dated January 16, 2019






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


  Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc.
Date: January 16, 2019 /s/ Tony Isaac

Tony Isaac

Chief Executive Officer