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US Patent: 92,379

DATAMP Wacky Patents - June 19, 2017 - 9:58am
Rocking Chair Patentee: Charles Singer - South Bend IN Granted:1869-07-06

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 490,964 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
This is one of 56,277 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 221,855

DATAMP Wacky Patents - June 17, 2017 - 8:44am
Improvement in fire-escapes Patentee: Benjamin B. Oppenheimer - Trenton TN Granted:1879-11-18

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 305,102 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
This is one of 56,277 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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Scam using the name “Patent and Trademark Resource Center, LLC.”


“Patent &Trademark Resource Center, LLC.”The site — at http://www.ptrc.us/ — mimics the USPTO site, uses a “.us” upper level domain, and is replete with typos.  The same source has also reputedly sent out mailings.

This year another scam using “Patent & Trademark Resource Center” already appears on USPTO’s Non-USPTO Solicitations page.  Please visit this page to learn about this and other scams. Please be caution your customers that some solicitations call themselves PTRCs. Please visit the PTRC webpage to learn about the legitimate purposes of PTRCs: https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/support-centers/patent-and-trademark-resource-centers-ptrcs
If you or one of your customers comes across deceptive solicitations, please also alert USPTO by sending an email to TMFeedback@uspto.gov and include copies of the notice and the envelope it came in.  
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US Patent: 1,175,513

DATAMP Wacky Patents - June 15, 2017 - 8:26am
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.
This is one of 56,277 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 208,046

Improvement in wire band cutters Patentee: William E. Snediker - Trenton NJ Granted:1878-09-17

Submitted to mwtca.org as a What's It. The date on the tool was illegible but not close to being correct. It appears to be May 2, 1876
This is one of 56,277 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 730,918

DATAMP Wacky Patents - June 14, 2017 - 8:07am
Eye protector for chickens Patentee: Andrew Jackson Jr. - Munich TN Granted:1903-06-16

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 1,175,513 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
This is one of 56,277 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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CA Patent: 150,778

Wrench Patentee: Thomas Hinds - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada Granted:1913-09-30

From the claims: "A wrench for varying sized pies presenting a fixed jaw presenting as common gripping point for the various sizes of pipes, and a co-acting pivotally mounted rotary jaw having portions of the margin therof cut away to present re-entrant curves of varying radii corresponding to the radii of the various pipes..." Corresponding U.S. patent 1,105,782 was granted August 4, 1914; a known example of the wrench is marked with British patent number 102960 of 1916.
This is one of 56,273 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 560,351

DATAMP Wacky Patents - June 11, 2017 - 7:53am
Device For Producing Dimples (human) Patentee: Martin Goetze - Berlin Germany Granted:1896-05-19

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 556,248 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
This is one of 56,273 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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CA Patent: 58,859

Improvements in Wrenches Patentees: Henry Alexander Burton - Unk Unk , Lucius Vastine Kennerly - Unk Unk Granted:1898-02-01

Reversible cam lever adjustable jaw with flat face for nut, and rounded toothed face for pipe. The fixed jaw includes a toothed concave section to grip pipe. The lever handle of the movable jaw has a screwdriver tip, the end of the handle is shown with a nail claw, and the head of the fixed jaw is shown with a hammer poll. Only the adjustable wrench features and screwdriver on the cam lever are described in the specifications and claims. The cover sheet which contained the patentee's addresses is not present in the Canadian Patents Database; the certification was made at the patent attorney's New York office.
This is one of 56,269 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 363,037

DATAMP Wacky Patents - June 10, 2017 - 7:42am
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.
This is one of 56,269 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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CA Patent: 62,141

Axle Nut Wrench Patentee: Harris L. Wallace - Halifax Nova Scotia Canada Granted:1898-12-21

Adjustable jaw "brace wrench." A wing nut and screw provide clamping pressure so the jaws will hold the axle nut after it is loosened.
This is one of 56,267 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 658,478

Mechanical Movement Patentees: Harvey D. Williams - Ithaca NY , Horace G. Hoadley - Waterbury CT Granted:1900-09-25

The second of two "Williams Patents" cited in early 20th Century ads for the Armstrong Universal Ratchet; the other being 613,950. N. E. Simond - patent attorney
This is one of 56,263 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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Inventor Info Chat

Because inventions are sold to consumers under one or more trademarks, it's important for inventors to understand:
  • How to select and protect trademarks
  • The different types of trademarks available
  • The overall system for trademark protection
  • The importance of doing a complete clearance search
  • Trademark resources available on the USPTO website
So please join us June 15 from 11 a.m. – noon (Eastern Time) for the Inventor Info Chat on "Trademark Basics", using this link to attend.* *This program will be presented using WebEx. Please verify your ability to use WebEx ahead of time.More information is available on the Inventor Info Chat webpage.
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US Patent: 206,259

Improvement in Wantage Rods Patentee: Eli S. Prime - Baltimore MD Granted:1878-07-23

Combines both the "out-stick" and "in-stick" (used when less than 1/2 full) functions in one instrument as well as an adjustable gage lip. Known example is marked: ELI S. PRIMES/WANTAGE SCALES/PAT'D.JULY.23.1878
This is one of 56,256 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: D57,252

Handle For Pliers or Similar Gripping Surfaces Patentee: Earl W. Myers - New York NY Granted:1921-03-08

The design is the pattern of circular grips resembling suction cups. Earl W. Myers was President of Forged Steel Products Co. Several types of pliers incorporating this handle design were produced. Many were labeled "VACUUM GRIP." Some appear in early 1930s Snap-On catalogs.
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Patent Quality Chat

The USPTO’s Patent Quality Chat webinar series continues June 13, from noon – 1 p.m. ET on “Patent Quality Metrics.” The speakers will be discussing the latest evolution of our patent quality metrics that divides them into:
  1. Product indicators, focusing on correctness and clarity;
  2. Process indicators, tracking efficiency and consistency; and
  3. Perception indicators, validating our first two indicators.
More information about these metrics is available on our Quality Metrics page.  We look forward to hearing your feedback on our current metrics and how to make our updated metrics available to you on a regular basis. Send your input and questions to patentquality@uspto.govbefore and during the event.
The Patent Quality Chat webinar series is presented as a part of the USPTO’s continuous quality improvements through the Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative (EPQI).  Visit the Patent Quality Chat page to learn more and attend this event.
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US Patent: 1,282,028

Wrench-Socket Patentee: Warren S. Bellows - Worcester MA Granted:1918-10-22

"This invention relates to an improved means for enabling metal rods to be attached to sockets for the economical and efficient manufacture of wrenches.." It relates to Bellows' January 11, 1916 patent (no. 1,167,542). Used for "speeder" and "T" handle socket wrenches; the "ball" speed wrench handles shown in the 2nd image correspond to S.R. Enberg patent no. 1,626,671.
This is one of 56,251 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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CA Patent: 62,007

Combination Tool Patentee: August C. Ponkney - Cotulla TX Granted:1898-12-10

Hammer, hatchet, pincers combination tool with wire cutter and wire twister, intended for working on fences. Corresponding U.S. patent 591,689 was granted Oct. 12, 1897 as noted in the description.
This is one of 56,249 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 490,964

DATAMP Wacky Patents - May 27, 2017 - 12:40am
Combination clothes brush Patentee: Thomas W. Helm - Danville VA Granted:1893-01-31

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 1,159,804 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
This is one of 56,249 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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July 2017 Revision of Patent Cooperation Treaty Procedures

The Federal Register, Vol. 81, Number 101 (Friday, May 26, 2017) [Pages 24249-24253] presents the following final rule:
SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) is amending the rules of practice to implement certain amendments made to the Regulations under the Patent[[Page 24250]]Cooperation Treaty (PCT) that will take effect on July 1, 2017, concerning the transmittal by a Receiving Office to an International Searching Authority of documents relating to an earlier search or classification.DATES:
Effective date: This rule is effective July 1, 2017.

Applicability date: The changes in this final rule apply to international applications having an international filing date on or after July 1, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Boris Milef, Senior Legal Examiner,International Patent Legal Administration, at (571) 272-3288.
For more information: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-05-26/html/2017-10870.htm
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