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US Patent: 1,177,131

Level Patentee: William J. Neidl - New Britain CT Granted:1916-03-28

Level body is constructed out of sheet metal to protect the vials.
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US Patent: 144,734

Cutting Nippers, &c. Patentee: Peter Broadbooks - Batavia, Genesee County NY Granted:1873-11-18

Interchangeable jaws fit in a common "stock;" a spring between the jaws open them, and they are operated by a cam ended lever handle. Jaw forms noted include nippers, saw set, shears.
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US Patent: 588,712

Drill Frame Patentee: Peter Broadbooks - Batavia, Genesee County NY Granted:1897-08-24


This is one of 56,627 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 190,959

Wrench Patentee: Horace Davis - Berlin WI Granted:1877-05-22

Self-adjusting nut wrench. One extant example is marked with the patent date, and is approx. 12 inches long.
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US Patent: 18,691

DATAMP Wacky Patents - August 12, 2017 - 4:39am
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: 1,498,488

Pliers Patentee: Francis J. Stallings - Effingham IL Granted:1924-06-17

Improvement on Stallings' Dec. 18, 1917 Pat. (no. 1,250,690). The three jaws converge as the pliers are closed; the focus of this patent is a redesign to make the tool smoother and less likely to snag when removed from a pocket. Produced as the "TRIPLE GRIP PAT JUN 17, 1924" pliers. An example (PL562-13-2411) appears in Martin Donnelly's sale inventory. It is No. 266 in "Antique & Unusual Wrenches" by Schulzes.
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US Patent: 2,397,095

Plier Wrench Patentee: Milton W. Emmett - Los Angeles CA Granted:1946-03-26

The gear wheel connecting the lever handle to the rack teeth of the sliding jaw act and the shape of the movable jaw and the slot combine to hold the jaw in whatever position it is set. The spring-loaded pawl on the lever handle allows the handle to be repositioned in relation the the gear wheel. The tool as produced uses a different mechanism to connect the movable jaw and handle; there is no retractable pawl on the lever handle, and the movable jaw structure incorporates an adjusting screw. (See patent no. 2,654,282.)
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Meet the Patent Experts: Class 2

Attend an interactive Q&A session with patent experts at the USPTO Texas Regional Office (TXRO).  Continuing in 2017, The TXRO will have its 4-class curriculum on patents.
Class 1 will be an overview of intellectual property with a focus on patents, EFS-Web and USPTO resources.
  • Class 2 will cover provisional applications and key aspects.
  • Class 3 will cover non-provisional applications and key aspects.
  • Class 4 will cover claim drafting and pitfalls.
Current Schedule:
Class 1: May 17, 2017
Class 2: August 16, 2017
Class 3: September 20, 2017
Class 4: October 18, 2017


If you have questions about your current patent application or if you are looking to pursue one or if you are just interested, please join us.  
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended since space is limited. Register now to secure your seat.  Please go to https://www.uspto.gov/about-us/uspto-locations/dallas-tx/meet-patent-experts-class-2-0 to register.


NOTICE:
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 states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Please check PTRC locations to find the PTRC nearest to you. Please call ahead to ensure the seminar is being shown at your particular PTRC.  For Rice University's PTRC, please call 713-348-5483.





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US Patent: 1,159,804

DATAMP Wacky Patents - August 8, 2017 - 4:22am
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.
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US Patent: 787,896

Plumb bob Patentee: Maschil D. Converse - Newark NJ Granted:1905-04-25

Martin Donnelly had one of these.
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US Patent: 490,964

DATAMP Wacky Patents - August 7, 2017 - 4:21am
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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US Patent: 1,888,885

Method of Making Tool Handles Patentee: Ben Pepperdine - Chicago IL Granted:1932-11-22

The patent describes processes for forming the "head" portion of a ratchet wrench and attaching the remainder of the handle. The drawings include drawings of the completed wrench and details of the internal ratchet structure The patent number appears on the BOG 202A ratchet. Brayton & Richards - patent attorneys B. Pepperdine owned Bog Mfg. Co. They made tools for Western Auto stores which were owned by his brother.
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US Patent: 305,102

DATAMP Wacky Patents - August 5, 2017 - 2:15am
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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Federal Agencies Tackling Trademark Scams

Some trademark applicants and registrants have paid fees to private companies while mistakenly thinking they were paying fees required by the USPTO. To combat this problem, last week, the USPTO co-hosted its first ever public roundtable on fraudulent solicitations with the Trademark Public Advisory Committee. The objectives of the event were to educate the public about the problem of misleading or fraudulent advertisements for trademark services, to learn more about what other government agencies were doing, and to brainstorm new ideas for tackling this complex issue.


The USPTO has worked closely in the past with other federal agencies on criminal prosecutions for fraudulent trademark solicitations. During the roundtable, representatives from DOJ and USPIS spoke about the recent criminal convictions in California of five individuals, including employees of a bank, who ran a lucrative trademark scam and knowingly laundered the proceeds. Two have been sentenced and the remaining three are scheduled for sentencing in August. To learn more about this case and the USPTO’s role in it, read my blog from December 2016.


To read the entire article, please visit: https://www.uspto.gov/blog/


This article is from USPTO's Director's Forum: A Blog from USPTO's Leadership.  This particular blog is written by Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Boney Denison.
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GB Patent: 189,925,244

Indicators Patentee: John Clark Dobbie - Glasgow Scotland Granted:1900-11-24

In steam-engine indicators, and more especially in those of the type described in Specification No. 11,026 of 1898, and with the object of improving the construction and the lessening the weight of the moving parts of such indicators, so as to render them more sensitive, the overhanging arm, and preferably also the back stay, radius link, and other moving links connected thereto, are made of aluminum or similar light metal or alloy. The pin joints or other parts on which the arms and links oscillate, are made of steel or other hard metal, the pins being of hard metal, and the orifices through which they pass being lined with bushes of metal hard enough to withstand wear. The piston and piston-rod are by preference made of a single piece, which is turned down to form two or more disc-like pistons at one end, and is reduced in diameter to form the piston rod throughout the remainder of its length, and this piston-rod may be bored out to lighten it. The discs may be cupped or turned with a lip or flange to fit the cylinder on the indicator, and one of these discs fits the cylinder steam tight, whilst the other, or others, may serve as a guide or guides, and may be perforated for further lightness, and to allow of the passage of grit into the space between discs.
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US Patent: 256,265

DATAMP Wacky Patents - August 3, 2017 - 1:51am
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: 556,248

DATAMP Wacky Patents - July 30, 2017 - 1:16am
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: 2,826,107

Ratcheting Torque-Limiting Wrench Patentee: Robert Glen Woods - Huntington Park CA Granted:1958-03-11

A collar between the driven member and the torque-limiting means includes a ratchet so that that force can be applied only in one direction. The torque-limiting ball and spring structure can be adjusted to insure the "release" matches the predetermined value. U.S. patent numbers 1,860,871, 2,157,574, 2,159,373, 2,358,461, 2,503,499, 2,601,044, 2,601,799, 2,768,547 and French patent no. 965,788 are cited as references in the specifications. The patent number appears on a Chicago Specialty Mfg. Co. "T" handle torque wrench.
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US Patent: 363,037

DATAMP Wacky Patents - July 28, 2017 - 1:10am
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.
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US Patent: 919,370

Combination Tack Hammer and Puller Patentee: Nels Lund - Minneapolis MN Granted:1909-04-27

The combination tack hammer and puller was designed to affix and remove labels from wooden rail cars, and similar functions. The tack holder would enable reaching above the normal range of reach to set the tack, which could then be driven by the hammer poll. The spring works to open the jaws. A known example is marked NELS LUND & CO. MINNEAPOLIS MINN, and is 7 1/2 inches long.
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