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US Patent: 1,175,513

DATAMP Wacky Patents - 3 hours 17 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.
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US Patent: 602,314

Changeable Implement Patentee: Charles J. Erickson - Salt Lake City UT Granted:1898-04-12

One of these appeared on ebay. Seems to be part bevel, part compass
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US Patent: 730,918

DATAMP Wacky Patents - October 14, 2019 - 1:26pm
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.
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US Patent: 18,691

DATAMP Wacky Patents - October 13, 2019 - 1:22pm
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.
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US Patent: 556,248

DATAMP Wacky Patents - October 12, 2019 - 1:15pm
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.
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US Patent: 560,351

DATAMP Wacky Patents - October 11, 2019 - 12:58pm
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.
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US Patent: 905,992

Wrench Patentee: George A. Cutter - Taunton MA Granted:1908-12-08

"loop handle" ratchet wrench with the handle and portion holding the ratchet head formed of stamped or formed metal stock. The overall form mimics the F.E. Walden wire loop ratchet (patent no. 928,719, application filed Nov. 8, 1906) which had been produced and marketed by early 1907. Cutter was marketing agent for the AUTO KIT and other ratchet and socket sets produced by the BAY STATE TOOL CO. and successor company TUDOR MFG. CO.
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US Patent: RE10,324

Drop-hammer Patentee: Norman C. Stiles - Middletown CT Granted:1883-05-08


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US Patent: 92,379

DATAMP Wacky Patents - October 7, 2019 - 11:39am
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.
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US Patent: 1,356,905

Mandrel-press Patentee: Frank Burtt - Kalamazoo MI Granted:1920-10-26

See also patent 1,397,910.
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US Patent: 256,265

DATAMP Wacky Patents - October 4, 2019 - 11:30am
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.
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Change in effective date of new rule requiring electronic filing for trademark submissions

USPTO has published a new rule in the Federal Register that changes the effective date of the rule requiring trademark applicants and registrants to:
  • File online using our Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). 
  • Provide and maintain an accurate email address for receiving correspondence from the USPTO.
The new rule changes the effective date from October 5, 2019 to December 21, 2019.Read more about how this federal trademark law change affects you.
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Trademark New login requirement

Beginning October 26, 2019, you'll need to log in to a USPTO.gov account with two-step authentication to access and file forms. In addition to the new login procedure, TEAS and TEASi sessions will time out after 30 minutes of inactivity. These measures will allow us to better track filing activity and reduce misuse of our electronic forms.Check out the log in to TEAS and TEASi page on the USPTO website for more information about this new requirement.Webinar: How do I prepare for the new login requirement for TEAS?Attend our free webinar on Tuesday, October 8, from 3-4 p.m. ET to learn about changes coming to TEAS and TEASi. We'll show you how to set up your account and log in with two-step authentication, and we'll answer your questions about the change.
Register for the webinar
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USPTO portable media device policy changing October 1

Beginning Tuesday, October 1, the USPTO will prohibit the use of personal removable media storage devices, including USBs, with any USPTO computer, docking station, or monitor. Such devices include:
  • Portable disk drives such as USB drives or memory cards
  • Digital versatile discs (DVDs)
  • Read/write compact discs (CDs)
  • Devices that can operate as removable media storage devices (e.g. PDAs, digital cameras, and Apple iPods).
Visitors who need to share files with USPTO employees must transmit their data via email, cloud-based, or secure-file sharing services.For more information on our removable media policy, please visit the policy webpage or email us at USB_Questions@uspto.gov.
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Extension to the request for comments on patenting artificial intelligence inventions

In late August, the USPTO published a request for comments (RFC) seeking public comment on the subject of patenting artificial intelligence inventions. We will soon publish a new notice extending the public comment period until November 8, 2019.Written comments in reference to this RFC should be sent by email to AIPartnership@uspto.gov.
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Login requirement for TEAS and TEASi coming on October 26

As part of our efforts to build a more secure trademark filing system, we are implementing changes to the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and TEASi (international).Changes effective on October 26:
  • Access to forms: When you enter any TEAS or TEASi form, you will be prompted to log in to your USPTO.gov account with a two-step authentication. We will send you an authentication code during the login process, and you will be required to enter the code to access the form.

  • TEAS time out: Your TEAS or TEASi session will time out after 30 minutes of inactivity. If you are starting a new application, review the minimum filing requirements in the TMEP and the additional TEAS Plus or TEAS RF filing requirements.
Sign up for a USPTO.gov account to make sure you are ready for this change. Learn more about these changes and the additional security enhancements we are developing.  
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US Patent: 1,373,852

Tractor Patentee: Charles J. Allen - Moorestown NJ Granted:1921-04-05

The patented feature is the provision for keeping cultivating implements aligned with crop rows. The form of the tractor and the cultivating implements are not included in the patented feature. The specifications note related pending implement patent applications. S.L. Allen & Co. produced a PLANET JR. tractor conforming to this arrangement in 1920.
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US Patent: 1,373,683

Plier Type Wrench Patentee: Henry M. Svebelius - Evanston IL Granted:1921-04-05

Parallel jaw movement; the handle linkages provide compound leverage and a "locking grip." A write-up in the April 1921 POPULAR MECHANICS describes the tool in terms that implies it had been produced, but no manufacturer details were supplied.
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US Patent: 2,439,596

Air filter for polishing machines Patentee: Stephen A. Crosby - Chicago IL Granted:1948-04-13


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US Patent: 2,132,825

Pivot joint Patentees: Francis T. Lind - Everett MA , Edwin M. Webster - Malden MA Granted:1938-10-11

Improvements to patent 1,822,745.
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