Featured Idaho Patent: Apparatus and method for electrosurgical suction with suction band and replaceable tips

U.S. Patent Number 9,763,729 – Featured Idaho Patent: Apparatus and method for electrosurgical suction with suction band and replaceable tips Every Tuesday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office publishes newly granted patents. This blog post is part of a weekly series in which I pick an interesting new patent that has Idaho connections and… Continue reading Featured Idaho Patent: Apparatus and method for electrosurgical suction with suction band and replaceable tips

PDFs of Patents Now Provided by the Patent Office

Has the United States Patent and Trademark Office joined the 21st Century? The online USPTO patent database now allows users to download a pdf file of an entire patent (or patent application). Previously, we had two options to view patents: download an image of a single page of the patent or go to a third-party… Continue reading PDFs of Patents Now Provided by the Patent Office

Toyota was Issued the Most U.S. Patents Among Auto Manufacturers in 2012

According to this article in USA Today, Toyota received a hefty 1,491 U.S. patents in 2012, the most of any automaker and an increase of 30% from the previous year. The number of patents granted was reported by the Intellectual Property Owners Association. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office puts out its own report of… Continue reading Toyota was Issued the Most U.S. Patents Among Auto Manufacturers in 2012

Micro-Entity Status Loophole

Several months ago, I blogged about reduced micro-entity fees, which will soon be available for qualifying patent applicants. As discussed in this blog post, the micro-entity provisions may have a loophole to let anybody qualify for the 75% fee reduction, just by providing a license to a qualifying institution of higher education. According to that… Continue reading Micro-Entity Status Loophole

Featured Idaho Patent: Differential action railroad car axle assembly

U.S. Patent Number 8,246,096 – Differential action railroad car axle assembly Every Tuesday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office publishes newly granted patents. This blog post is part of a weekly series in which I pick an interesting new patent that has Idaho connections and briefly describe it. Inventors: Thomas W. Blasingame (Boise, ID),… Continue reading Featured Idaho Patent: Differential action railroad car axle assembly

Featured Idaho Patent: Portable apparatus for cleaning air filters

U.S. Patent Number 8,236,076 – Portable apparatus for cleaning air filters Every Tuesday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office publishes newly granted patents. This blog post is part of a weekly series in which I pick an interesting new patent that has Idaho connections and briefly describe it. Inventor: Dennis Grieve (Tendoy, ID) This… Continue reading Featured Idaho Patent: Portable apparatus for cleaning air filters

Featured Idaho Patent: Armor systems including coated core materials

U.S. Patent Number 8,231,963 – Armor systems including coated core materials Every Tuesday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office publishes newly granted patents. This blog post is part of a weekly series in which I pick an interesting new patent that has Idaho connections and briefly describe it. Inventors: Henry S. Chu (Idaho Falls,… Continue reading Featured Idaho Patent: Armor systems including coated core materials

Featured Idaho Patent: Chemical vaporizer for material deposition systems and associated methods

U.S. Patent Number 8,225,745 – Chemical vaporizer for material deposition systems and associated methods Every Tuesday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office publishes newly granted patents. This blog post is part of a weekly series in which I pick an interesting new patent that has Idaho connections and briefly describe it. Inventors: Eugene P. Marsh  (Boise,… Continue reading Featured Idaho Patent: Chemical vaporizer for material deposition systems and associated methods

Featured Idaho Patent: Miniature football helmet bottle liquid bottle pourer

U.S. Patent Number D663,575 – Miniature football helmet bottle liquid bottle pourer Every Tuesday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office publishes newly granted patents. This blog post is part of a weekly series in which I pick an interesting new patent that has Idaho connections and briefly describe it. Inventors: Randal J. Carroll (Woodstock,… Continue reading Featured Idaho Patent: Miniature football helmet bottle liquid bottle pourer

Featured Idaho Patent: Non-occluding audio headset positioned in the ear canal

U.S. Patent Number 8,218,799 – Non-occluding audio headset positioned in the ear canal Every Tuesday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office publishes newly granted patents. This blog post is part of a weekly series in which I pick an interesting new patent that has Idaho connections and briefly describe it. Inventors: Matthew Stephen Murphy… Continue reading Featured Idaho Patent: Non-occluding audio headset positioned in the ear canal