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Help improve DOCX application submissions

As a part of the eCommerce Modernization effort (eMod), you are now able to file new utility applications in the structured text format, DOCX. As we continue to make improvements to our systems, we invite you to participate in a brief survey to provide your input on this change. Take the survey here. Your feedback is valuable to us and your participation shapes the future of our systems at the USPTO. Please respond by September 6.More information is available on the DOCX webpage.
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US Patent: 531,400

Machine for Turning Barrel Heads Patentee: William W. Trevor - Lockport, Niagara County NY Granted:1894-12-25

Wilhelm & Bonner - patent attorneys This invention relates to a machine which is employed for turning heads for barrels, tubs, &c., and in which the heading is presented by a revolving clamp to a concave circular saw. A machine of this character is shown and described in United States Letters Patent No. 166,041, granted to me July 27, 1875, and the present invention is an improvement upon the same. The object of my invention is provide means whereby the saw is carried quickly across the path of the heading blank so that the latter requires only one revolution in cutting the same. I claim as my invention— 1. The combination with the movable heading clamp and the saw and its carriage, of an actuating device tending to move the saw carriage forwardly, a stop mechanism whereby the forward movement of the saw carriage is arrested before the saw has reached the cutting position and a trip device whereby the saw carriage is released when the heading too blank has reached the cutting position, substantially as set forth. 2. The combination with the heading clamp and ,the saw, both capable of movement toward and from the cutting position, of mechanism connecting the heading clamp with the saw carriage and retracting the saw carriage by the back ward movement of the clamp, an actuating device which tends to move the saw carriage to the cutting position, a stop mechanism whereby the forward movement of the saw carriage is arrested before it reaches the cutting position and a trip mechanism whereby the saw carriage is released and permitted to be moved forwardly when the clamp has moved the blank to the cutting position, substantially as set forth. 3. The combination with the main frame, the clamp frame pivoted on the main frame and the revolving heading clamp journaled on the clamp frame, of a saw having its axis arranged obliquely with reference to the axis of, the heading clamp, a sliding plate having a movement parallel with the axis of the heading clamp and adapted to carry the saw across the path of the heading blank, a rock shaft having an upper and a lower rock arm, a link connecting the upper rock arm with the sliding plate, a spring connected with the lower rock arm and adapted to move the saw into its operative position, and a retracting arm mounted on the clamp frame and adapted to engage with the lower rock arm for moving the saw into its inoperative position, substantially as set forth. 4. The combination with the clamp frame, the heading clamp mounted on said frame and the saw having a movement toward and from the heading clamp, of a spring whereby the saw is moved forward, a pawl whereby the forward movement of the saw is arrested and to a trip arm connected with the clamp frame and adapted to release the saw from the pawl, substantially as set forth. 5. The combination with the main frame, the clamp frame movably arranged in said main frame and the heading clamp mounted in said clamp frame of a sliding plate guided upon the main frame, and having a movement toward and from said clamp, a saw mounted upon said sliding plate, a ratchet connected with said sliding plate, a pawl engaging with said ratchet, and an arm attached to the clamp frame and engaging with said pawl, whereby the latter is released from said ratchet, substantially as set forth. 6. The combination with the main frame, the vertical rock shaft journaled in said frame, the clamp frame supported on said vertical shaft and the heading clamp arranged upon the clamp frame, of a sliding plate guided upon the main frame and having a movement toward and from the heading frame, a concave saw mounted on said sliding plate, a horizontal rock shaft journaled in the main frame and connected with the sliding plate, a ratchet wheel and a depending elbow lever secured to said horizontal rock shaft, a spring connecting said elbow lever with the mainframe, a pawl engaging with said ratchet wheel and provided with a trip arm, and a rock arm secured to the vertical rock shaft and engaging with the elbow lever and trip arm, substantially as set forth.
This is one of 61,721 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 7,882X

Water-wheel gate (Water power) Patentee: Timothy P. Anderson - Hardwick MA Granted:1833-12-23

Most of the patents prior to 1836 were lost in the Dec. 1836 fire. Only about 2,000 of the almost 10,000 documents were recovered. This is one of the recovered patents. This patent is in the database for reference only.
This is one of 61,711 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 221,855

DATAMP Wacky Patents - August 18, 2019 - 12:52am
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 61,711 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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PTAB “Boardside Chat” Webinar

The next USPTO "Boardside Chat" will be on Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 12 noon to 1 pm Eastern Time. The topic will be about hearings, including both appeal and AIA hearings.

To connect to the chat, please visit: PTAB Boardside Chat Webinar
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US Patent: 61,248

Carpenter's Gage Patentee: Russel Phillips - Gardiner ME Granted:1867-01-15

Another of the classic patent gages. An extremely elegant design, in which an H-shaped bar holds two independent heads. This simple design allows a single compact gage to hold two distinct settings. This gage was produced for many years, in several variants. The earliest versions used a plain rosewood or boxwood bar, which caused wear problems because the locking screws bit into the wooden bar. Later models added an inlaid brass strip to provide a more solid wearing point for the screw. Also late in production, these were offered with a brass sliding bar on one side, allowing it to be used for marking mortises.
This is one of 61,674 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 1,092,447

Glazier's tool Patentee: Charles S. Leland - Mount Desert ME Granted:1914-04-07


This is one of 61,669 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 363,037

DATAMP Wacky Patents - August 10, 2019 - 11:20pm
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 61,665 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 1,159,804

DATAMP Wacky Patents - August 9, 2019 - 11:05pm
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 61,665 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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U.S. lawyers: Beware of unauthorized withdrawal and revocation of attorney forms

What’s happening Bad actors are making unauthorized changes to attorney information using Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) withdrawal and revocation of attorney forms by:
  • Signing the attorney of record’s name
  • Resetting the correspondence address to the applicant’s address in the initial application
  • Replacing the primary correspondence email address with the bad actor’s email address or deleting the email address
What we’ll do When we receive a request to change the primary email correspondence address of record, we’ll send an email to the prior primary email correspondence address to alert the attorney. Look for an email message from TEAS@uspto.gov with the subject line "Alert USPTO Change of Email Address" notifying you of changes to the primary email correspondence address in your cases.What you should do Keep contact info updated Bad actors appear primarily to be targeting registrations that don’t include a correspondence email address. You won’t receive a change of address alert if you don’t have a correspondence email address on record. Avoid this problem by ensuring that your registrations contain current contact information.Future plansWe’re implementing a login requirement this fall to combat this problem.
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US Patent: 490,964

DATAMP Wacky Patents - August 8, 2019 - 10:31pm
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 61,665 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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Free seminar on trending issues in trade secrets

Register now to attend the September 19 USPTO program, “Trending Issues in Trade Secrets: 2019.”This free, day-long seminar will feature informative presentations by leading government, judicial, and industry experts in the field of trade secret protection.The program will also be available for viewing remotely via LiveStream. See the registration page for more details.
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USPTO wants your feedback to help us enhance our services

USPTO is seeking volunteers to provide feedback as we enhance our customer experience. Sharing your opinion will inform and strengthen our efforts to provide consistent, clear, and intuitive services to trademark customers.Sign up to share your opinion as we make improvements. We’ll contact you for feedback on our website, online systems, communication materials, and other trademark services.
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Attend the Patent Public Advisory Committee quarterly meeting

The next Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) quarterly meeting is on Thursday, August 8. You can watch online or attend in person at our headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.Learn more about the PPAC quarterly meeting, including the agenda and how to access the meeting online.
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Trademark rule requiring foreign-domiciled applicants and registrants to have a U.S.-licensed attorney now in effect

If you are a foreign-domiciled trademark applicant, registrant, or party to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, in all U.S. trademark matters you must now be represented by an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the United States. This includes Canadian applicants, registrants, and parties.In addition to this change, U.S.-licensed attorneys representing anyone before the USPTO in trademark matters are now required to confirm they are an active member in good standing of their bar and to provide their bar membership information.Learn more about this federal trademark law change.
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US Patent: D38,900

Ice Pick Patentees: George E. Wood - Plantsville CT , Edmund A. Schade - New Britain CT Granted:1907-11-26

Sold By Stanley in the 1909 Catalog as a 'Hurwood" Style D, ice pick.
This is one of 61,665 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 305,102

DATAMP Wacky Patents - August 6, 2019 - 9:08pm
Illuminating device for frightening rats and mice Patentee: John H. Nelson - South Lima NY Granted:1884-09-16

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 92,379 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
This is one of 61,665 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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New exam guide on U.S.-licensed attorney requirement

We have a new exam guide, "Requirement of U.S.-Licensed Attorney for Foreign Trademark Applicants and Registrants." It explains examination procedures in light of these new requirements. You can direct questions about the guide to TMPolicy@uspto.gov.
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New rule requires electronic filing for trademark submissions

The USPTO has published a new rule in the Federal Register requiring electronic filing for trademark submissions.This rule becomes effective on October 5.Trademark applicants and registrants will be required to file online using the USPTO's Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). Applicants and registrants will need to provide and maintain an accurate email address for receiving correspondence from the USPTO.Paper and fax submissions will no longer be accepted. Email submissions will continue to not be accepted.To learn more about this federal trademark law change, please visit the USPTO website.
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US Patent: 705,917

Screw-Driver Patentee: George E. Gay - Augusta ME Granted:1902-07-29


This is one of 61,656 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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