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US Patent: 143,737

Splint Plane Patentee: Henry Ludwick Weagant - Morrisburg ON Canada Granted:1873-10-14

The plane simultaneously cuts the slat, bevels it, and puts a bend in it to allow it to be woven.
This is one of 66,430 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 713,038

Vise Patentee: Eli Zimerman - Watertown NY Granted:1902-11-04


This is one of 66,420 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 208,046

Improvement in wire band cutters Patentee: William E. Snediker - Trenton NJ Granted:1878-09-17

The design improves Chadbourn's Band Cutter (patent no. 190,467) by adding a wire clamping spring and grooved slot on one jaw. This structure would hold the cut wire so it could be safely discarded separately from the straw and grain. Early grain binders used wire bundle ties and contamination of grain and straw with bits of wire was a serious problem.
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US Patent: 207,113

Improvement in drill-chucks Patentees: Andrew H. Briggs - Jersey City NJ , Charles Elterich - New York NY Granted:1878-08-20

Improvements to patents 195,997 and 196,205.
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GB Patent: 280,872

Improvements in Machines for Grinding Spherical Articles Patentee: George Walter Binns - Cincinnati, Hamilton County OH Granted:1928-08-09

Abstract: A centreless machine for grinding spherical articles, for example, balls for bearings, consists of a bed 1C carrying a grinding-wheel 14 on an adjustable slide 11, a regulating-wheel 27 on an adjustable slide 24, and a second grinding-wheel 22 having a concave periphery mounted with its plane atright angles to that of the wheel 14 and with its periphery between those of the wheels 14, 27; the axis of the wheel 27 may be slightly inclined to the axis of the wheel 14. The balls 32 are fed from a hopper 34 down a tube 35 by a rotating star wheel projecting into the tube, and pass through the throat formed by the wheels into a receptacle 39. The wheel 22 may be adjustable vertically by means of wedge-shaped blocks engaging blocks carrying the bearings. Wheels.-The surfaces of the wheels 14, 27 are curved as at 40. Trueing rotating tools.-The wheels are shaped by trueing devices 41, 42, 43.
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US Patent: 730,918

DATAMP Wacky Patents - August 9, 2020 - 1:13pm
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.
This is one of 66,351 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 2,398,540

Drawn-in collet chuck Patentee: Joseph N. Landau - New York NY Granted:1946-04-16


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US Patent: 556,248

DATAMP Wacky Patents - August 7, 2020 - 1:10pm
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.
This is one of 66,306 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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CA Patent: 106,969

Lubricator Patentee: Peter J. Sweeney - Windsor ON Canada Granted:1907-08-13


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CA Patent: 64,945

Knife Patentee: Tjerck J. Pope - Sauquoit NY Granted:1899-11-16

Farrier's knife with replaceable blade and notches on the handle end to facilitate positioning hot horseshoes. The images of the text pages in ESPACENET are too faint to be legible. Corresponding U.S. 632,846 was granted Sept. 12, 1899 and produced as Pope's Farrier's Knife.
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US Patent: 363,037

DATAMP Wacky Patents - August 5, 2020 - 1:07pm
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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August 6: Learn how to file a patent

On Thursday, August 6, from 11 a.m. to noon ET, learn the critical steps you need to take to protect your intellectual property.

USPTO Patent Examiner Blake Tankersley will discuss the requirements for patentability, drafting nonprovisional and provisional patent applications, and common pitfalls to avoid.

This online workshop is free and open to the public, so register early.

The program is offered in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center and is accessible to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, including captioning, sign language interpreting, or other, please email easternregionaloutreachoffice@uspto.gov, visit the Eastern Regional Outreach Office page of the USPTO website, or call 571-272-2243.

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Consider Camp Invention Connect for your child

While many in-person summer camps have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our partners at the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) are meeting the needs of families across the country with Camp Invention Connect—a hybrid program for K-6 students that offers imaginative, hands-on learning at home. With a flexible online and offline approach, activity kits packed with materials, and opportunities to connect and collaborate with friends, this new program delivers a unique distance learning experience.

I encourage you to consider Camp Invention Connect for your child. Our colleagues at NIHF do an outstanding job of promoting interest among America’s youth in science, technology, engineering, and math, as well as intellectual property.

To learn more, visit the Camp Invention Connect webpage.

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DE Patent: 363,527

Pruefstift fuer Zuendkerzenpruefer Patentee: Granted:1922-11-10

Electrode structure for the spark plug tester design in DE-356319 which was promoted in the U.S. as the C.T.H. Plug Tester. German ads for the tool note both patents. The German patent was granted in the name of a company; no individual is named; the patent was effective through May 10, 1936.
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US Patent: 490,964

DATAMP Wacky Patents - August 3, 2020 - 1:07pm
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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Final Rule—Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is setting and adjusting Patent and Patent Trial and Appeal Board fees for the first time in almost three years through its Final Rule, effective on October 2, 2020.

Consistent with federal fee-setting standards, in 2017, the USPTO began its biennial review of fees, costs, and revenues, and found that fee adjustments are necessary to adjust to increasing costs and to provide necessary resources for Patent operations, including implementing the USPTO 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.

In 2018, the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) held a public hearing in Alexandria, Virginia, inviting members of the public to submit written and/or oral testimony on fee adjustments. PPAC considered the public comments from this hearing and made them available on the USPTO website. Later, PPAC provided a written report setting forth the comments, advice, and recommendations of the public and the committee regarding the preliminary proposed fees.

The USPTO considered and analyzed all comments, advice, and recommendations received from PPAC and then, on July 31, 2019, published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees during Fiscal Year 2020. The USPTO received and considered comments from four intellectual property (IP) organizations and 40 individuals, attorneys, law firms, corporations, and other associations. Responses to the comments are included in the Final Rule.

More recently, the USPTO has considered the state of the U.S. economy, the operational needs of the agency, and the comments and advice received from the public during the 60-day comment period in determining when to implement the final rule. The USPTO then made adjustments to the timing of the Final Rule based on all of these considerations, specifically to delay publishing the Final Rule from April, with a July effective date, to August, with an October effective date. This approach is consistent with the USPTO’s many other efforts to provide various types of relief to stakeholders, including deadline extensions and fee postponements. Ultimately, the goal of the USPTO is to ensure not only that businesses and entrepreneurs can weather the economic downturn, but also that they can hit the ground running as it passes.

Among the changes made in response to the comments, the USPTO decided not to implement the annual active patent practitioner fee at this time and delayed implementation of the fee related to DOCX.

The overall strategy of the Final Rule is to establish a fee schedule that generates sufficient multi-year revenue to recover the aggregate costs of maintaining USPTO patent-related operations and accomplishing the USPTO’s patent-related strategic goals.

The Final Rule will benefit the IP community by enabling the USPTO to continue to enhance the quality of patent examination, achieve optimal examination times, invest in modernizing patent information technology systems and infrastructure, and provide stability to USPTO operations, even in times of financial fluctuations.

To learn more about the fee changes, please visit the Summary of FY 2020 Final Patent Fee Rule page of the USPTO website.

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What others are saying about the USPTO’s updated study on participation of women in the U.S. innovation economy

On Tuesday, July 21, the United States Patent and Trademark Office released “Progress and Potential: 2020 Update on U.S. Women Inventor-Patentees,” a follow-up to its 2019 report on U.S. women inventors. The new report found that more women are participating in the intellectual property system than ever before. A brief roundup of reactions to this report includes:

CNET–Women inventors are sticking with it, patent office says

“The percentage of women inventors filing additional patents within five years of their first is on the rise. Data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office shows improvement in the patent field for women since the 1980s.”

BloombergWomen Inventors Make Progress but Still Lag Male Counterparts

“American women are making slow but steady progress when it comes to innovation and obtaining legal protection for their inventions, according to a new study by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The share of patents with at least one woman named as inventor was 22% by the end of 2019, up from 20.7% in 2016, according to the study of patents with at least one U.S.-based inventor.”

Protocol–The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has new figures on the gender diversity of people winning patents

“…the percentage of women inventors has grown: It stood at less than 5% in 1980, whereas women accounted for more than 17% of the inventors on U.S. patents in 2019. The percentage of women on patents is also up in 45 states when comparing 2007 to 2016 and 2007 to 2019, the USPTO report said.”

World IP Review–USPTO welcomes ‘promising’ women inventor numbers

“USPTO welcomes ‘promising’ women inventor numbers. A new report from the US Patent and Trademark Office reveals that the participation of women in innovation is growing, earning the office praise from the legal industry.”

Law360USPTO Says Rate Of Women Getting Patents At 'All-Time High'

The report released Tuesday—which focused on women who secured patents in the last three years—found that the rate in which female inventors are participating in the U.S. patent system is at an "all-time high," from 12.1% in 2016 to 12.8% in 2019.

Innovation AllianceInnovation Alliance Statement on Update to USPTO Report on Women Inventors on U.S. Patents

“The Innovation Alliance commends USPTO Director Iancu and his staff for releasing an update to the 2019 USPTO report on the participation of women in the U.S. innovation economy.”

Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

“To retain our nation’s edge as a global innovation leader, we need even broader participation in patenting. That’s why the USPTO has made outreach to underrepresented groups a top priority.”

This report updates the previous findings based on a review of an additional nearly one million issued patents and three years of new data, and it provides further insights into the participation of women in America’s intellectual property systems.

Read the press release on the USPTO website.

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Director Andrei Iancu addresses National Association of Manufacturers on combating counterfeit products

Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, today called on consumers to fight against counterfeit products. He did so in an address to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as they released their anti-counterfeiting white paper.

“When we fight counterfeiting, we have to look at both sides—supply and demand,” declared Director Iancu. “And on both fronts, we have the strong support of the entire Administration.”

“A creative, collaborative, and ambitious public-private partnership can harness the particular strengths and reach of the partners undertaking this important work,” continued Director Iancu. “Working together—industry and government in a systemic and sustained manner—we can make a real difference.”

Director Iancu was joined by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) at the webinar-based NAM event, which also featured the high-profile release of their white paper entitled, “Countering Counterfeits: The Real Threat of Fake Products.”

NAM is the largest industrial trade association in the United States, with more than 14,000 member companies across all 50 states.

Read Director Iancu’s full remarks on the USPTO website.

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US Patent: 1,557,976

Magneto Patentees: Phelps Brown - Springfield MA , Terrence G. Louis - Springfield MA Granted:1925-10-20

This patent provides an improved magneto housing, mounting, and lubrication.
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US Patent: 92,379

DATAMP Wacky Patents - August 2, 2020 - 1:07pm
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.
This is one of 66,110 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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