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US Patent: 560,351

DATAMP Wacky Patents - January 21, 2021 - 5:35pm
Device For Producing Dimples (human) Patentee: Martin Goetze - Berlin Germany Granted:1896-05-19

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 556,248 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
This is one of 68,910 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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USPTO Director Iancu reflects on his tenure in a farewell blog to stakeholders:

"Through it all, the most amazing people I met these past few years are the inventors of the future—starting with kindergarteners making their first creations and excitingly explaining them to me… Their unbridled enthusiasm assures me that America’s best days are yet to come." 

 

http://bit.ly/2XX1AHf 

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Performing the functions and duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

Drew Hirshfeld is performing the functions and duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Mr. Hirshfeld's permanent role is Commissioner for Patents, where he manages and leads the Patents organization as its chief operating officer. He is responsible for managing and directing all aspects of the organization that affect administration of patent operations, examination policy, patent quality management, international patent cooperation, resources and planning, and budget administration.

During his time as Commissioner, Mr. Hirshfeld has led the Patents business unit by emphasizing both transparency and collaboration. He has managed efforts to ensure the consistency and reliability of patent grants. Mr. Hirshfeld has further played a lead role to ensure that the examining corps is provided with updated examination guidance and training.  

Prior to serving as Commissioner for Patents, Mr. Hirshfeld held the positions of Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy and Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. Mr. Hirshfeld began his career in 1994 as a Patent Examiner and became a Supervisory Patent Examiner in 2001. He was promoted to the Senior Executive Service in 2008 as a Group Director in Technology Center 2100.

Mr. Hirshfeld received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont and a J.D. from Western New England College School of Law.

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Feb. 4: Webinar on the basics of IP in China, Part 1

Register to attend the latest in a series of USPTO webinars focused on intellectual property (IP) protection and enforcement in China. This free program, “China IP Basics, Part 1: Protecting your patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights,” is on Thursday, February 4, from 9-10:50 a.m. ET.

Specially designed to address the needs of small and medium-sized businesses looking to protect their IP in China, this program will include presentations by senior attorneys from the USPTO’s China team and experienced practitioners from the private sector.

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Reserve your slot for the February 10 and 12 USPTO Black History Month celebrations

Slots are limited for the USPTO’s free online Black History Month celebrations, so make sure to register early.

On February 10, learn from inventors Aprille Ericsson, Ayanna Howard, and Arlyne Simon during “Three contemporary Black women inventors.” Their careers include success in areas as varied as mechanical engineering, robotics, writing books for young inventors, and more. Register today.

On February 12, tune in to “A focus on business—The collaboration between cartoonist and illustrator Liz Montague and Google art director Angelica McKinley” to learn firsthand how large scale creative projects are produced from concept to launch. Get a behind-the-scenes view of how Montague and McKinley created the first guest artist Google Doodle slide show featuring groundbreaking Black cartoonist and activist Jackie Ormes. Register today.

For more information, please email InnovationOutreach@uspto.gov.

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Learn online how examiners approach after final practice

Want to be briefed on recent examination practice and procedure guidance on after final practice? Attend our Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course "After Final Practice" on January 26, 27, or 28.

Our trainers will lead this course based on recent training delivered to patent examiners. The course has limited capacity, and selection for attendance is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sign up by Monday, January 25 to attend.

The USPTO is applying for one hour 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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GB Patent: 533,864

Improvements in or relating to motor driven grinding or abrading machines Patentee: Edwin Crowther Ashton - Heckmondwike, county York England Granted:1941-02-21


This is one of 68,820 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 1,391,242

Screw Driver Patentee: George P. Butler - New Haven CT Granted:1921-09-20

This Patent pertains to attaching the blade to the handle with a interlocking bolster similar to 214785 used in the "Champion" screwdriver. Sample marked, 'Winchester Special'.
This is one of 68,810 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 663,819

Foot Vise Patentee: Edward B Newnam - Denver CO Granted:1900-12-11


This is one of 68,769 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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CA Patent: 218,476

Electrically operated tool Patentee: James Somerville Knowlson - Oak Park IL Granted:1922-05-09

This is the Canadian equivalent of US patent 1,298,966.
This is one of 68,742 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 1,175,513

DATAMP Wacky Patents - January 13, 2021 - 5:06pm
Massage apparatus Patentee: Louis W.G. Flynt - Chicago IL Granted:1916-03-14

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 256,265 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
This is one of 68,742 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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Learn about National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees in a new biweekly series

The USPTO and the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization, have partnered since 1973 to encourage creativity, exploration, and inventiveness; manage the museum located at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia; and induct extraordinary inventors into the Hall of Fame.

In a new series highlighting some of the world-changing innovators inducted into the Hall of Fame, we’ll feature an inductee on social media every other Monday. Dr. Victor Lawrence, inducted in 2016, is our first #FeaturedInductee.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see the latest #FeaturedInductee and to learn more about Victor Lawrence.

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US Patent: 2,112,850

Punching machine and the like Patentees: George B. Scheffey - Riverside NJ , Paul C. Klingler - Riverside NJ Granted:1938-04-05

This punch press was intended for "blanking articles of different configurations from paper, cardboard, sheet metals and other kinds of strip or sheet material. It was manufactured by Ferracute Machine Co., and sold by Super Speed Press Corp., and sold for stamping sheet metal among other materials. The presses had capacity of from 10 to 30 tons, weighed 3000 to 10,2350 lbs, and could cycle as many as 1000 times per minute.
This is one of 68,715 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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Federal Register -- Secondary Trademark Infringement Liability in the E–Commerce Setting

Federal Register
Vol. 86, No. 6
Monday, January 11, 2021

Patent and Trademark Office

NOTICES

Secondary Trademark Infringement Liability in the E–Commerce Setting

1951–1952 [2021–00216]                                           [TEXT]  [PDF]

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CA Patent: 346,105

Engine governor Patentee: Emil R. Klemm Jr. - Chicago IL Granted:1934-11-20

This is the Canadian equivalent of US patent 1,817,629.
This is one of 68,664 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 556,248

DATAMP Wacky Patents - January 10, 2021 - 5:03pm
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 68,664 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 568,539

Chuck Patentee: William H. McCoy - Miller's Falls MA Granted:1896-09-29

This patent date was seen on a Millers Falls No. 2 Type K5 eggbeater drill. "My present invention relates to chucks for holding tools and other articles; and the particular improvements therein consist in simplifying the parts, whereby the cost of manufacture is cheapened, in obviating the necessity of using any form of spring, and in the strength, durability, and positiveness of its action..."
This is one of 68,635 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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Mark your calendar: USPTO Black History Month celebrations coming February 10 and 12

Don’t miss the USPTO’s free online Black History Month celebrations coming February 10 and February 12.

On February 10, tune in to “Three contemporary Black women inventors.” Drs. Aprille Ericsson, Ayanna Howard, and Arlyne Simon’s combined careers include success in areas as varied as mechanical engineering, robotics, writing successful books for young inventors, and more. Get valuable insights from firsthand accounts of their amazing careers. Slots are limited, so register today for this free special event.

On February 12, join in for “A focus on business—The collaboration between cartoonist and illustrator Liz Montague and Google art director Angelica McKinley.” Hear how large scale creative projects are produced from concept to launch. Get a behind-the-scenes view of how Montague and McKinley created the first guest artist Google Doodle slide show featuring groundbreaking Black cartoonist and activist Jackie Ormes. This promises to be an inspiring and informative panel discussion about fostering creativity and executing impactful work during a global pandemic. Register early for this free special event.

For more information, please email InnovationOutreach@uspto.gov.

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US Patent: 1,159,804

DATAMP Wacky Patents - January 7, 2021 - 5:02pm
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 68,585 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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Texas Regional Office Update

Join the USPTO’s Texas Regional Office for exciting events this winter.

We will continue the year with unique programming specially designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and intellectual property (IP) practitioners. Hear from patent experts on how to file applications and avoid common mistakes or broaden your IP expertise by attending seminars on patents, trademarks, and design patents. Our signature Meet the Experts series will also continue with new installments.

We have other events occurring throughout our eight-state region. For a full event listing, visit the Texas Regional Office’s webpage.

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