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US Patent: 4,689,635

Apparatus for orienting TV antennas for satellite reception Patentee: Gene Haupt - Granada Hills CA Granted:1987-08-25

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US Patent: 3,550,487

Machine Tool Patentees: John S. Randall - Shorewood, Milwaukee County WI , Morris L. Hutchens - Brookfield, Waukesha County WI , Wallace E. Brainard - New Berlin, Waukesha County WI , Erich F. Drechsler - Milwaukee, Milwaukee Couny WI Granted:1970-12-29

Original application filed 22 May 1967. Divided and this application filed 17 Jul., 1969.
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US Patent: 256,265

DATAMP Wacky Patents - January 20, 2020 - 5:55am
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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Attend the BCP Partnership Meeting

Share your insights and experiences of patent prosecution in biotechnology areas at our Biotechnology, Chemical, and Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership (BCP) Meeting on January 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. The meeting will be held at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia and online. Participants can speak with agency experts either in person or via webcast from all locations.To register, please email by Friday, January 24. Include “BCP RSVP” in the subject line. In the email body, please include the following information:
  • Your name, title, and organization
  • Contact information (email, phone, etc.)
  • Your attending location (Alexandria or online)
More information is available on the BCP meeting event page of the USPTO website.
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Learn how USPTO approach examination of ranges

Want to be briefed on recent examination practice and procedure guidance related to examination of ranges? Attend our Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course Examination of Ranges on February 11, 12, or 13.Our trainers will lead this course based on recent patent examiner training. The course has limited capacity, and selection for attendance is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up by Sunday, February 26 to attend.The USPTO is applying for two hours of CLE credit in Virginia for this course.Visit the vILT page of the USPTO website to learn more about the program and upcoming sessions.
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Public PAIR reCAPTCHA update

USPTO will be updating reCAPTCHA V2 to reCAPTCHA V3, which will no longer require users to pass a challenge test to access Public PAIR. Instead, system monitoring will determine human interaction versus data mining. If the reCAPTCHA V3 system mistakenly identifies human interaction as data mining, users will be able to select the “Refresh” link to reestablish Public PAIR access.The update requires Public PAIR to be unavailable from 12:01-4 a.m. ET, Friday, January 17. Users will still be able to access Private PAIR and EFS-Web during this maintenance period. Please contact the Electronic Business Center (EBC) at 866-217-9197 or from 6:00 a.m. to midnight ET, Monday through Friday, for assistance.
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Patents for Humanity nomination period extended to Feb. 15

USPTO is now accepting applications for the 2020 Patents for Humanity awards. These awards go to innovators who use game-changing technology to meet global humanitarian challenges. Winners receive public recognition of their work and a patent acceleration certificate to expedite select proceedings at the USPTO. Apply for free by February 15.Patents for Humanity recognizes inventions that address global development issues such as medicine, nutrition, living standards, sanitation, and energy. Individuals, corporations, nonprofits, small businesses, academic institutions, and government agencies are eligible to compete. View the 2018 award recipients.For more information, visit the Patents for Humanity page on the USPTO website.
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Agents and attorneys: Learn to think like a patent examiner

If you are a patent attorney or agent, it helps to think like an examiner. Get a better understanding of how examiners make decisions at the Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) agent/attorney three-day course on May 12-14, 2020 at the Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Federal Building in Boston.Our trainers lead in-person courses based on material developed for our employees. Training focuses on how our examiners review patent applications according to the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP). Similar to entry-level examiners, each trainee will use a sample application that will be the focus of exercises.The USPTO is applying for CLE credit in Maine and Vermont for this course.Use the STEPP sign-up form to register to attend.You can learn more about the program and upcoming sessions on the STEPP page of the USPTO website.
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US Patent: 645,026

Lubricator Patentee: Hugh Woods - Chicago, Cook County IL Granted:1900-03-06

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US Patent: 184,686

Machines for Tapping Pipes Under Pressure Patentee: John Miller - Cambridgeport, Middlesex County MA Granted:1876-11-21

This is one of 63,330 patents currently in the database at

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US Patent: 47,543

Die for Cutting Male-Screw Threads Patentee: Benjamin S. Hill - New York NY Granted:1865-05-02

This is one of 63,326 patents currently in the database at

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US Patent: 3,072,396

Adjustable jigs for holding elongated parts in predetermined angular positions Patentee: Alvin Darr McBurney - Los Angeles CA Granted:1963-01-08

This miter clamp was intended "for holding two pieces of molding, picture frame or other elongated objects in predetermined angular positions for such positions as nailing, gluing or otherwise affixing them together, or for splicing at various angles..."
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US Patent: 8,422

Machine for Cutting Cork Patentee: George Hammer - Philadelphia PA Granted:1851-10-14

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CA Patent: 124,683

Yielding bit and tap chuck Patentee: William L. Procunier - Chicago IL Granted:1910-03-29

This is roughly the Canadian equivalent of US patent 1,002,310.
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GB Patent: 629,209

Improvements in or Relating to Wrenches Patentee: Svend Olaf Mortensen - Copenhagen Denmark Granted:1949-09-14

Absract: A wrench of the kind having one jaw integral with the handle and the other hook-shaped and pivoted to it so that the jaws may engage and grip an object placed between them when the handle of the wrench is turned has, for at least one of its gripping jaw faces, the straight edge face of a semicylindrical member which can be turned along its arc shaped bearing face relative to the jaw, or jaws. A handle 1 has an integral fixed jaw 2 with a gripping face 3, and a movable jaw 5 pivoted thereto by means of a stud 4. The gripping face 6 of the movable jaw is formed of a semi-cylindrical member 9 having a circumferential tongue 10 which fits into an undercut groove formed in a corresponding recess 11 in the jaw 5. The turning movement of the member 9 is limited by a screw 12 extending into a circumferential slot 13 in the tongue 10. A circular web 15 with part of its radius reduced fits into a circular slot 14 in the handle 1 to form an arc-shaped compartment 16 into which fits a spring 17 with one end in abutment with a face 18 of the web 15 and the other face against a pin 19 extending across the compartment 16. A member similar to 9 may be fitted to the fixed jaw.
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Provide input on draft Trademark exam guide

We would like to hear your feedback on a draft exam guide. To do so:
  1. Review the guide: Marks Including Geographic Wording that Does Not Indicate Geographic Origin of Cheeses and Processed Meats.
  2. Post your comments on the Trademark Policy Collaboration Site.
For information about how to set up an account and use this tool, review the How to use IdeaScale® page.
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The USPTO is no longer accepting requests to participate in the IP5 PCT CS&E pilot

We have reached the total number of applications we can accept for the IP5 Offices' Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Collaborative Search and Examination (CS&E) pilot, and will no longer accept new international applications.Interested applicants can attempt to participate in the pilot through another International Searching Authority (ISA). Find information on the number of applications accepted into the pilot by each IP5 office in its capacity as an ISA on the CS&E pilot webpage of the World Intellectual Property Organization. IP5 launched this pilot on July 1, 2018. It allows examiners from all five offices, with different working languages, to collaborate on the search and examination of a single international application. The result is an international search report and written opinion from the chosen ISA based on contributions from all participating offices. The second year of the pilot runs from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020. For questions and concerns about the CS&E pilot, contact Deputy Director of the International Patent Legal Administration Michael Neas at (571) 272-3289 or
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Digital certificate access through quick response code

Beginning December 24, 2019, you'll see a quick response code (similar to a barcode) on the printed registration certificate. You can scan this code using a quick response app to open a digital version of your registration certificate in the Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) system.This allows you to more easily access your certificate and verify that the information on the printed certificate matches TSDR. This is also a step toward providing an official digital registration certificate that will replace the print version.Example of certificate:
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US Patent: 639,521

Machine for Attaching Pickets to Fence Wires Patentee: Jerome B. Carpenter - Livonia Station, Livingston County NY Granted:1899-12-19

One of these tools is pictured in the Farm Collector Mystery Tools book.
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US Patent: 221,855

DATAMP Wacky Patents - January 9, 2020 - 4:34am
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 63,253 patents currently in the database at

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