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CA Patent: 795,513

Setting of cutting tools Patentee: Arthur Joseph Allen - Hanbury Park England Granted:1968-10-01

See also US patent 3,504,442.
This is one of 64,012 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 490,964

DATAMP Wacky Patents - March 12, 2020 - 2:10am
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: 2,358,858

Plier Type Wrench Patentee: Joel Hahn - Beatrice NE Granted:1944-09-26

The patented feature of this adjustable pliers-wrench is a moveable pivot pin held in place with a spring. The wrench also is stamped with patent no. 2,325,245. Click Mfg. was so obscure they did not have a telephone number in Fairbury, Nebraska. The company's trademark application in 1950 claimed use starting in April, 1948.
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US Patent: 92,379

DATAMP Wacky Patents - March 11, 2020 - 2:06am
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 64,009 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 530,894

Try Square Patentee: Frank Houle - Chicago IL Granted:1894-12-11

Blade cutout ("furcated opening") that allows the blade to be set at different angles and naturally locks at a right angle. Blade is secured in position by use of a lock nut but it is claimed that it is only needed to lock the blade at an angle other than 90 degrees. Known example marked: "HOULE TRY SQUARE/& BEVEL/PAT'D DEC. 11, 1894" on the blade.
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US Patent: 305,102

DATAMP Wacky Patents - March 10, 2020 - 2:03am
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.
This is one of 64,009 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 2,585,328

Machine Tool Control Patentee: Clarence Johnson - Orfordville, Rock County WI Granted:1952-02-12


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US Patent: 820,723

Compound Tool Patentee: Otis Matheney - Chrisman IL Granted:1906-05-15

Combination hammer, staple puller, gripping tool, wire cutters, etc. for working with fence wire and staples. A known example has no visible markings.
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US Patent: 378,383

Embroidering attachment for sewing-machines Patentee: Julius Wilhelm von Pittler - Leipsic-Gohlis Germany Granted:1888-02-21


This is one of 63,982 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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US Patent: 1,175,513

DATAMP Wacky Patents - March 7, 2020 - 12:56am
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.
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US Patent: 135,842

Wrenches Patentee: Nathan L. Post - East Cleveland OH Granted:1873-02-11

The patent adds a handle and a rubber nut retainer to "the ordinary carriage wrench." The drawing shows this feature as a rubber ring and notches in the socket. The specifications make a broader claim for including a rubber gripper of some sort in the socket. Ken Cope's "American Wrench Makers 1830-1930" reprints an 1873 "Scientific American" item indicating the wrench was produced with a rubber roller in one side of the socket rather than the rubber ring shown in the patent drawings. Some wrenches marked with the patent date have two or three "box" sizes.
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US Patent: 730,918

DATAMP Wacky Patents - March 6, 2020 - 12:55am
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 63,962 patents currently in the database at datamp.org

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Federal Register notice: Clarification of practice for revival, reinstatement, and delayed priority petitions


In order to promote reliability and predictability of patent rights, we are clarifying our practice for situations that will require additional information about whether a delay in seeking the revival of an abandoned application, a delayed maintenance fee payment, or a delayed priority or benefit claim was unintentional. Specifically, we will require additional information when:
    a petition to revive an abandoned application is filed more than two years after the date the application became abandoned;    a petition to accept a delayed maintenance fee payment is filed more than two years after the date the patent expired for nonpayment; and    a petition to accept a delayed priority or benefit claim is filed more than two years after the date the priority or benefit claim was due.
The additional information is required to ensure that, in situations where there has been such an extended delay in filing the petition, we are provided with sufficient facts and circumstances to support a conclusion that the entire delay was “unintentional.”
You can find additional information in the Federal Register.
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GB Patent: 2,247,197

Machine tool with indexable and exchangeable tool turrets Patentees: Christopher D. Sanderson - Sidney OH , Ted R. Wagner - Sidney OH Granted:1992-02-26

Improvements to the turret-changing mechanisms of US patents 4,675,977 and 4,776,081, the former patent assigned to Gebruder Honsberg GmbH, and the latter assigned to Honda Motor Co.
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US Patent: 18,691

DATAMP Wacky Patents - March 5, 2020 - 12:53am
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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Apply now for the 2020 National Summer Teacher Institute in Saint Louis, MO.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will conduct the National Summer Teacher Institute (NSTI) on Innovation, STEM, and Intellectual Property July 12-17, 2020 on the campus of Saint Louis University (SLU) in Saint Louis, Missouri.  This year's program is conducted in collaboration with the SLU Research Innovation Group.

General Information about NSTI 

Frequently Asked Questions   (find info on requirements for participation and tips to complete the application)

Application 

For those desiring info on NSTI from external sources:
·         See NSTI Reference in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Committee on STEM Education 5-Year STEM Plan (page 16)
Articles, Teacher Blogs, and Video mentions:
·         https://www.inventorsdigest.com/articles/teaching-the-teachers/·         NSTI Teacher Ambassador Becky McDowell blogs found here ·         Student interview with NSTI teacher participant Loris Chen·         https://www.lemelson.org/back-to-school-with-invention-education/·         https://nipcinvention.blogspot.com/2017/09/the-national-summer-teacher-institute.html·         #USPTOSTEM on Twitter contains photos and feedback from past participants of NSTI
Questions regarding NSTI may be addressed to the Office of Education and Outreach team at education@uspto.gov.
 
 
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