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US Patent: 340,978

Governor Patentee: Joseph Casho - Thurlow, Delaware County PA Granted:1886-05-04


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US Patent: 934,692

Micrometer Gage Patentee: Henry S. Plant - Boston MA Granted:1909-09-21

Emery & Booth - patent attorneys
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US Patent: 1,549,164

Pipe Wrench Patentee: William O. Thewes - Ridgeville OH Granted:1925-08-11

The design is intended to be strong enough to withstand strain at right angles to the "intended" direction (as in bending pipe), and have the spring in a protected location. This patent and Thewe's Sept. 1, 1925 patent no. 1,552,091 are the beginning of the RIDGID line of pipe wrenches.
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US Patent: 2,780,944

Reversible drive for power tools Patentee: Elmer J. Ondeck - Brookfield IL Granted:1957-02-12

Seen on YouTube: an example of this reversible speed reducer. The box is labeled Ridgid / Supreme Model No. 4100 Versamatic reversible power drill speed reducer / The Ridge Tool Company / Elyria, Ohio". This device may have been manufactured by Supreme for resale by Ridgid.
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US Patent: 636,168

Saw Set Patentee: Matthew Odgers - Philadelphia PA Granted:1899-10-31

Sold as Disston's Triumph Saw Set and kept in production until the 1940s.
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US Patent: 1,499,412

Drilling machine Patentees: Roswell H. Rausch - Plainfield NJ , Willard Thomas Sears - Montclair NJ Granted:1924-07-01

Improved control of the spindle drive change-speed gearing of the radial drill in patent 1,296,863.
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US Patent: 326,521

Lubricator Patentee: James Powell - Cincinnati, Hamilton County OH Granted:1885-09-15


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US Patent: 326,518

Lubricator Patentee: James Powell - Cincinnati, Hamilton County OH Granted:1885-09-15


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US Patent: 363,037

DATAMP Wacky Patents - December 2, 2018 - 1:07am
Means and apparatus for propelling and guiding baloons Patentee: Charles Richard Edouard Wulff - Paris France Granted:1887-05-17

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 560,351 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
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US Patent: 214,071

Improvement in Clamping Devices for Filing Saws Patentee: William P. Wentworth - Seneca Falls NY Granted:1879-04-08

Patent is for the lever and cam arrangement as well as the cushioning secured to the lower edge of the jaw. Seneca Falls marketed 3 models (pic 2), models 1 & 2 with a screw mounting feature and model 3 which used a screw clamp.
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US Patent: 1,159,804

DATAMP Wacky Patents - December 1, 2018 - 12:33am
Clothes pin Patentee: Robert John Schulz - Saginaw MI Granted:1915-11-09

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 363,037 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
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US Patent: 1,187,109

Locking mechanism Patentee: Harry A. Stuernagel - Hartford CT Granted:1916-06-13

An example of this patent was seen, in the form of a curved bar clamp bearing this patent date. A catalog page shows these curved clamps: "These circle or radius clamps are used by most casket manufacturers for gluing oval panel casket tops... and can be obtained in several sizes and most any radius."
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US Patent: 158,274

Hog-holding Implements Patentee: Andrew L. Hill - Decatur IL Granted:1874-12-29

The "D" shaped loop conforms to the shape of a hog's snout; the extended "crutch" shown in Fig. 2 is optional. The tool is to hold a hog's head steady while applying hog rings. Produced by Chambers & Quinlan as the CHAMPION HOG HOLDER. (Bering joined the firm in 1877). One known example is marked only with the patent date, and the tool was advertised in conjunction with hog ringers and rings also invented by A.L. Hill.
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AAU contact center temporary closure

The USPTO Application Assistance Unit (AAU) contact center will be closed Thursday, Nov. 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET. During the closure, callers may leave a voicemail with their contact information or email HelpAAU@uspto.gov. AAU representatives will respond to emails and voicemails once the call center reopens at 2:30 p.m. ET.
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US Patent: 1,782,981

Screw Driver Patentee: John A. Anderson - Bridgeport CT. United States Granted:1930-11-25

This Patent and two others,1741349 and 1738405 relates to a serrated/grooved tip, which helps to prevent the slipping off the screw will turning. Sample is marked with Patent #'s 1738405 &1741349, other Patents pending. Also marked NON-SKID #1 Bridgeport,U.S.A Also see Patent267709
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Sign-up closes December 2 for the January STEPP Agent/Attorney 3-Day Course to be held in Dallas, Texas

Sunday, Dec. 2, is the last day to sign up for the Jan. 15-17, 2019 STEPP Agent/Attorney 3-Day Course. The course is offered to the public as part of our Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) program and will be held at the USPTO Texas Regional Office in Dallas.Please use our sign-up form if you are interested in attending.  This training is limited to those who have recently passed the patent bar for the purpose of practicing before the USPTO. The course is led by USPTO trainers and is based on material developed for training patent examiners and other employees.More information, and a proposed upcoming course schedule, is available on the USPTO STEPP page of the USPTO website.
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Artificial Intelligence: IP Policy Considerations Free webcast and public meeting, Dec. 5, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to produce a new wave of innovation and creativity, while presenting unique challenges in the area of intellectual property.On Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Madison Auditorium of our Alexandria, Virginia headquarters, we will convene an all-day program titled, “Artificial Intelligence: Intellectual Property Policy Considerations.” This public program will feature six panels composed of leading thinkers, policy makers, academics, and practitioners who will examine the growing capabilities of AI, its potential economic impacts, and implications for IP policy and law. The program will be webcast.Bruce Boyden from Marquette University Law School, Jule Sigall from Microsoft, Joe Gratz from Durie Tangri, and Mary Rasenberger from The Authors’ Guild will discuss the copyright implications when AI is used to create new works or when copyrighted works are used to “train” AI systems.An exhibit hall featuring booths from a number of companies and institutions showcasing their AI technologies will run concurrently with the program.Registration is now open. To register or learn more, visit the event page on the USPTO website. You can also follow the event on Facebook and Twitter.
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Change in electronic retrieval method for priority documents between USPTO and KIPO

Effective Dec. 1, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Digital Access Service (DAS) will manage electronic retrievals of priority documents between the USPTO and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), in accordance with the WIPO DAS agreement established on April 20, 2009.Some important details:
  • There is no fee for this service.
  • Participation for a particular application is voluntary.
  • The certified copy requirement is considered satisfied when a priority document is retrieved electronically via the WIPO DAS service, during pendency of the U.S. application.
  • The KIPO deposits via the WIPO DAS service certain patent, utility model, and industrial design applications.
  • For applications filed on or after Dec. 1, the applicant must provide the WIPO DAS access code associated with the priority application that is to be retrieved via the WIPO DAS service, in addition to the priority claim. The priority claim includes the country code (KR for Korea), application number, and filing date.
  • The WIPO DAS access code increases security as a third validation point for each application along with the application number and filing date.
More information will be available on the USPTO Electronic Priority Document Exchange (PDX) Program page of the USPTO website. Read the complete notice.
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Patent Trial and Appeal Board

The PTAB is hosting a Boardside Chat webinar on Thursday, Dec. 6 from noon to 1 p.m. ET. The topic of the webinar is hearsay and authentication before the Board. Lead Judge Michael Zecher along with Judge Tom Giannetti and Judge Grace Obermann will present. The webinar is free and open to all to attend. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the presentation, so please send questions in advance or during the webinar to PTABBoardsideChat@uspto.gov.More information including the webinar access information can be found at the PTAB "Boardside Chat" webinar series page of the USPTO website.
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US Patent: 1,175,513

DATAMP Wacky Patents - November 24, 2018 - 11:50pm
Massage apparatus Patentee: Louis W.G. Flynt - Chicago IL Granted:1916-03-14

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 256,265 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
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