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US Patent: 111,859

Turning Lathe Patentee: Frederick B. Miles - Philadelphia PA Granted:1871-02-14

This invention relates to engine-lathes for turning metals. It consists in a new and improved arrangement of the feeding and screw-cutting gearing, whereby the various changes for cutting screw-threads and effecting different degrees of feed can be made without adding or removing any gear-wheels or any other parts or pieces. By its means the operator can, at pleasure and without loss of time, convert the lathe from turning to screw-cutting and also can instantly change from a thread of one pitch to one of another pitch, and is also saved from any mistakes in compounding gear.
This is one of 55,998 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 1,175,513

DATAMP Wacky Patents - 1 hour 52 min ago
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 55,998 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 1,977,441

Self Feeding Tube Cutter Patentee: Joseph Edward Kenerson - Saugus, Essex County MA Granted:1934-10-16

M. Edward Hayes, patent attorney.
This is one of 55,997 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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GB Patent: 182,900,001

Improved sawing apparatus Patentee: Mr. M'Duff - London England Granted:1829-01-01

This patent's exact number, month and day are placeholders; all we know for sure is the patent year, title, and inventor's surname. We also have an illustration and description of the invention due to an 1830 article on the awarding of the "Dr. Fellowes' Annual Prize". This patent is the earliest known scrollsaw for doing fine work. It won the Dr. Fellowes' Annual Prize on 1829-12-02 for "the best machine invented by a Working Member of the London Mechanics' Institution". The machine is a lathe attachment for performing "Boulle work".
This is one of 55,972 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 490,964

DATAMP Wacky Patents - April 21, 2017 - 4:42pm
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 55,972 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: RE23,519

Vise having jaws supportable by flat surface of machine tool by spindle adjustable and lockable in plane parallel to said surface Patentee: Henry Persson - Bloomfield NJ Granted:1952-07-01

This is the well-known Float-Lock vise, which (as of 2017) is still in production as the Wahlstrom Float Lock Drill Press Vise from Penn Tool Co., Inc.
This is one of 55,964 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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Legal Help to Apply for a Patent

Inventors in the Houston area presently have two options to apply for pro bono (free) legal help when getting a patent. 
  1. South Texas College of Law Houston participates in the Pro Bono Assistance Law School Clinic Program. Under the supervision of a patent attorney, law school students work with inventors to file their patent. Inventors get free legal help, but must still pay patent filing fees. Income guidelines to qualify for this program are more liberal than for the TALA program mentioned next.
  2. Pro Bono through the Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) linked from the USPTO's Pro Bono page. (Check the Pro Bono page if the volunteer organization changes.) This program is for residents of Texas and Louisiana who have a total combined household income of less than 300% of the federal poverty guidelines and are "currently under no obligation to assign the rights to the invention." Before being accepted into the program, inventors are required to become a member of TALA for a small yearly fee of $75 and:
    •  complete the USPTO online course “Basic Patent Training for Independent Inventors and Small Businesses” and print out the certificate of completion;
    • perform a prior art search: and
    • have filed a provisional application with the USPTO with at least six months remaining until the nonprovisional is due.
    Inventors accepted get free legal help, but must pay the patent filing fees. See more information at the TALA website.

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US Patent: 256,265

DATAMP Wacky Patents - April 17, 2017 - 3:36pm
Device for waking persons from sleep Patentee: Samuel S. Applegate - Camden NJ Granted:1882-04-11

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 221,855 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
This is one of 55,959 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 12,194

Machine for Making Nuts and Washers Patentee: Robert Brayton - Buffalo NY Granted:1855-01-09


This is one of 55,931 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 174,354

Pipe-Wrench Patentee: Isaiah Cressey - Gloucester MA Granted:1876-03-07

The movable jaw pivots out from a base that is moved up and down the main shank by an adjusting ring. Known examples like no. 595 in "Antique and Unusual Wrenches" by Schulzes have a coil spring beneath the rocking jaw insert. Cressey's March 24, 1885 patent (no. 314,517) is an elaboration and modification of this patent.
This is one of 55,929 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 18,691

DATAMP Wacky Patents - April 14, 2017 - 3:27pm
Improvement in methods of floating horses, &c., across rivers Patentee: Samuel P. Heintzelman - Newport Barracks KY Granted:1857-11-24

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 730,918 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
This is one of 55,929 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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GB Patent: 1,391,409

Wrench Patentee: Komei Ono - Tokyo Japan Granted:1975-04-23

"According to the present invention, there is provided a wrench comprising three curved tightening members pivotally connected to each other, a lever which is pivotally connected to one end of the connected curved tightening members, a clamping member which is pivotally connected to the other end of said connected curved tightening members, and means for removably engaging said clamping member with said lever, said means comprising a pin and a plurality of indentations." This patent number and corresponding U.S. patent number 3,885,479 appear on TURNY brand wrenches produced in Japan. The ESPACENET record shows equivalent patent numbers for several countries.
This is one of 55,902 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 556,248

DATAMP Wacky Patents - April 13, 2017 - 3:03pm
Saluting Device Patentee: James C. Boyle - Spokane WA Granted:1896-03-10

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 18,691 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
This is one of 55,902 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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World IP Day - Houston

World Intellectual Property Day is an initiative of the World Intellectual Property Organization's outreach program to educate communities in different parts of the US regarding the importance of protecting intellectual property and the resources available for its protection.

DATE:  April 26, 2017
Time:  4:00 PM CT - 7:00 PM CT Location:University of St. Thomas 3817 Mount Vernon Carol Tatkon Boardroom - Mallory Hall Houston , TX 77006

Register


The program is free and open to the public. For inquiries about the event:
please email texasregionalUSPTOEvents@USPTO.GOV(link sends e-mail), visit us at the Texas Regional Office home page, or call us at 469-295-9000.
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US Patent: 321,941

Friction Clutch Patentee: Albert B. Bean - New Haven, New Haven County CT Granted:1885-07-14


This is one of 55,901 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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China IP Road Show & Mandarin Intro to IP

China IP Road Show & Mandarin Intro to IP
Please join the USPTO in Dallas and Houston for two seminars about protecting your IP in China and another seminar discussing IP basics in the Mandarin language.  These events are free and open to the public, but registration is required and seating is limited.  We hope to see you there.
Tuesday, May 2: Lone Star Strategies for IP in China, What Texas Companies Need to Know Now in Dallas, TXBelo Mansion2101 Ross Ave.Dallas, TX 752018:00 AM – 3:00 PM CTRegistration: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=7Q9ZRegistration Deadline is April 28.
Thursday, May 4: Mandarin Language Intro to IP in Houston, TX1:00 – 5:30 PM CTGE Oil and Gas4424 W. Sam Houston Pkwy NorthRoom 108 (1st Floor)Houston, TX 77041Registration: https://mandarin-introduction-ip.eventbrite.comFollowing the event is a reception from 5:30 – 6:30 PM CT.
Friday, May 5: Lone Star Strategies for IP in China, What Texas Companies Need to Know Now in Houston, TX8:30 AM – 5:30 PM CTBracewell LLP711 Louisiana StreetSuite 2300Houston, TX 77002Registration: https://info.bracewelllaw.com/38/1060/compose-email/uspto-ip-in-china-05-05-fw.asp?sid=blankform


USPTO - Texas Regional Office Terminal Annex Federal Building | 207 S. Houston St., Ste. 159, Dallas, Texas 75202469-295-9000
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Fraudulent Trademark Solicitations

Fraudulent alert roundtable on July 26

Last week, a fifth person was convicted for his role in a scamthat defrauded thousands of trademark applicants. We are proud to have assisted federal law enforcement officials in this recent example of the fraudulent solicitations that continue to target our customers. We continue to work hard to publicize and combat this ongoing issue. The USPTO Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Boney Denison writes about our ongoing efforts in her blog post, USPTO fights fraudulent trademark solicitations. On July 26, the Trademark Organization and the Trademark Public Advisory Committee plan to hold a roundtable discussion on fraudulent solicitations. If you or your client would like to share your experience with a fraudulent advertisement at the roundtable, please contact Leigh Lowry at TMPolicy@uspto.gov.
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Patent Quality Chat - April 11

Patent Quality Chat - Webinar The USPTO’s Patent Quality Chat webinar is tomorrow, April 11, from noon – 1 p.m. ET. Join the event via this link. This month’s topic is “Examination Time Analysis.” Throughout the event, you can send questions and comments to patentquality@uspto.gov. The Patent Quality chat webinar series is part of the USPTO's ongoing efforts to enhance patent quality.
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US Patent: 1,159,804

DATAMP Wacky Patents - April 10, 2017 - 2:29pm
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.
This is one of 55,895 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 92,379

DATAMP Wacky Patents - April 8, 2017 - 2:11pm
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 55,887 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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