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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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CA Patent: 61,024

Wrench Patentee: Ira B. Tripp - Aurora IL Granted:1898-08-24

Canadian parallel patent for U.S. patent 587,624 which was produced as the "BEST WRENCH." The description notes the "stepped size" end could function as an alligator wrench with the smallest step serving as a spoke nipple wrench.
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US Patent: 26,924

Bedstead Fastening Patentee: Adolph Roda - Rochester NY Granted:1860-01-24

The lever with the tapered face is described as a wrench in the claims. The mechanism is to fasten side rails to corner posts of a bedstead. The lever has appeared in online auctions listed as "bed wrench."
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US Patent: 305,102

DATAMP Wacky Patents - May 24, 2017 - 11:35pm
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.
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US Patent: 449,000

Bicycle Spoke Nipple Wrench Patentee: Alexander K. Schaap - Richmond VA Granted:1891-03-24

The wrench would have to be slid onto a spoke at its narrowest point and then slid down to engage the nipple. The center includes a spring to keep the wrench engaged with the spoke. A generally similar "STAYTHERE" NIPPLE GRIP appears in an 1893 H.H. KIFFE (N.Y.) sporting goods catalog. A knowm example of the "STAYTHERE" with original box has this patent date on the box cover. It has a flat spring to keep the tool positioned on the spoke rather than the screw clamp shown in the patent drawing.
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Sign-Up Closes May 26 for July STEPP Training

May 26 is the last day to sign up for the July 11-13 USPTO training on examination practice and procedure. The course is offered to members of the public as part of our Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) program and will be held at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Va.  This training is intended for those who have recently passed the patent bar for the purpose of practicing before the USPTO. The training will make use of statutes, rules, and guidelines relevant to practicing before the USPTO. The course is led by USPTO trainers and is based on material developed for training patent examiners and other employees. More information, and a proposed upcoming course schedule, is available on the USPTO STEPP page
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Meet the Patent Experts (In Spanish)

The USPTO Texas Regional Office (TXRO) is hosting a Meet the Patent Experts in Spanish.  This is part of our ongoing outreach to independent inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. During this seminar you will have the opportunity to learn about patents and the patent process along with how to file a patent application using our Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web). This seminar will conducted completely in Spanish.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 pm CTat the Texas Regional Office

If you are unable to come to the Texas Regional Office in Dallas, TX.  This event will be webcasted to Patent & Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs) in the following states:Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.Please use the link below to find the PTRC nearest to you.Please call ahead to ensure the seminar is being shown at your particular PTRC.https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/support-centers/patent-and-trademark-resource-centers-ptrc/ptrc-locations

For inquiries about the event:
please email texasregionalUSPTOEvents@USPTO.GOV, visit us at the https://www.uspto.gov/about-us/uspto-locations/dallas-texas, or call us at 469-295-9000.
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US Patent: 519,550

Combination Tool For Carriages Patentee: Joseph A. Riordan - Harrison NJ Granted:1894-05-08

A pliers type tool with jaws shaped to fit multiple nut sizes, and including pliers jaws, wire cutters, a hammer poll, and hoof pick and tack claws on the handle ends. Ken Cope's "American Wrench Makers 1830-1930" presumes Riordan produced this tool; a known example marked only with the patent date does not include the "handle end" tools.
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US Patent: 256,265

DATAMP Wacky Patents - May 22, 2017 - 11:10pm
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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US Patent: 1,455,042

Joint for folding rules Patentee: Fred Buck - Saginaw MI Granted:1923-05-15

This joint may have been used on Luflin's No 1206 rule though they are not marked.
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US Patent: 156,105

Bench Vise Patentee: Benjamin F. Stephens - Brooklyn NY Granted:1874-10-20


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US Patent: 18,691

DATAMP Wacky Patents - May 19, 2017 - 9:27pm
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.
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US Patent: 292,168

Combination Tool Patentee: Albert E. Lytle - Chicago IL Granted:1884-01-22

The tool combines hatchet, screwdriver, nail claws, rule, box opener, barrel hoop lifter, hammer, and several sizes of square nut wrench openings. It was to be made of cast steel. A combination tool with all this patent's features and overall appearance is known -- it is too worn and pitted to determine if it ever had any identifying markings. Comparable British patent GB-188400373 was registered Jan. 2, 1884.
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US Patent: 556,248

DATAMP Wacky Patents - May 18, 2017 - 9:08pm
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: 497,135

Wrench Patentee: John B. Shaffer - Kearney NE Granted:1893-05-09

The movable jaw of this combination pipe and nut wrench adjusts to a number of pre-set positions by rocking against spring pressure sufficiently to allow the gripping pins to disengage from one notch and slip to another. One pin holds position with the jaws parallel for use as a nut wrench, the other pin holds position with the jaws set at an angle to each other for use as a pipe wrench. A known example with no visible markings provides no clues to the maker's identity.
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CA Patent: 613,196

Slide and way structure Patentee: Theodore A. Wetzel - Brookfield WI Granted:1961-01-24

See US patent 2,959,452.
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Beware of scam from IPTA



Scam solicitations mailed to trademark registrants and applicants in the US continue to proliferate. A client this week forwarded me the offer below from “IPTA”, the International Patent & Trademark Agency.


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