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They Invented What? (No. 72)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on November 9, 2018

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U.S. Pat. No. 1,142,326:  Combined scarecrow and advertising device.

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Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: — 

1.  A scare crow comprising a horizontal bar pivoted upon an upright axis, a vane thereon whereby the bar will be turned around its pivot by the wind, and a garment hanger carried by said bar.

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Presenting on Intellectual Property Law at the Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County in Mount Vernon, OH on November 8, 2018.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on November 3, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018 — 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County – 201 N. Mulberry St, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

Understanding intellectual property (IP) as a business tool is important for both established companies and entrepreneurs. Every established business has IP, in one form or another. IP also has value for entrepreneurs and start-ups, as a way to secure funding and grow new businesses. Licensing of IP can also be an effective way of monetizing new ideas and inventions.

In this seminar, Registered Patent Attorney Jake Ward will provide an overview of IP law, and explain the differences between patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He will be available to answer your questions about these important topics. The service is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the library at 740-392-2665 ext. 243 or communityrelations@knox.net

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Presenting on Intellectual Property Law at the Marysville Public Library in Marysville, OH on November 7, 2018.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on November 3, 2018

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 — 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Marysville Public Library – 231 S Plum St, Marysville, Ohio 43040

Understanding intellectual property (IP) as a business tool is important for both established companies and entrepreneurs. Every established business has IP, in one form or another. IP also has value for entrepreneurs and start-ups, as a way to secure funding and grow new businesses. Licensing of IP can also be an effective way of monetizing new ideas and inventions.

In this seminar, Registered Patent Attorney Jake Ward will provide an overview of IP law, and explain the differences between patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He will be available to answer your questions about these important topics. The service is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the library at (937) 642-1876 or ask@marysvillelib.org.

They Invented What? (No. 71)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on November 1, 2018

JW Note: Hoping all had a Safe and Scary Halloween 2018!

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JW Note:  Wishing you a Safe and Scary Halloween 2007! 

U.S. Pat. No. 5,569,036:  Custom fit teeth. 

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What is claimed is:

1. A method of preparing an anatomically disproportionate artificial tooth apparatus for use in a human mouth with human teeth, comprising the steps of:

(a) molding an anatomically disproportionate artificial tooth having an interior cavity;
(b) thereafter inserting an impression compound into said interior cavity;
(c) thereafter coating said interior cavity with said impression compound forming a liner whereby an anatomically disproportionate artificial tooth assembly is formed;
(d) thereafter positioning said anatomically disproportionate artificial tooth assembly over at least one of said human teeth in said mouth;
(e) thereafter waiting 3 to 10 minutes with said anatomically disproportionate artificial tooth assembly in position whereby said impression compound sets; and
(f) thereafter removing said anatomically disproportionate artificial tooth assembly from said mouth.

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They Invented What? (No. 70)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 25, 2018

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U.S. Design Pat. No. D215,690:  Wall-mounted headboard for a bed.

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I claim: 

The ornamental design for a wall-mounted headboard for a bed, substantially as shown and described.

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They Invented What? (No. 69)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 23, 2018

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,033,608:  Method for making foam rubber tree bark-configured articles having manmade textiles backings.

 rubberbark 

What is claimed is:

1. A method of forming a tree bark-configured rubber article having a manmade textile backing comprising the sequential steps of

(a) providing a rubber composition comprising
at least one rubber selected from the group consisting of acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR), styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), and mixtures thereof;
at least one nitrogen-containing blowing agent;
optionally, an ozone-resistance agent being ethylene-propylene-diene (EPDM); and
optionally, at least one other additive selected from the group consisting of an antistatic agent, a perfume, a scent, a colorant, a dye, a pigment, and mixtures thereof;
(b) placing said rubber composition over a silicon-based mold, wherein said mold is a relief of at least a portion of the bark of a tree;
(c) placing at least one layer of a textile of sufficient size to cover at…

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They Invented What? (No. 68)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 23, 2018

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,347,406:  Sportsman’s wearable seat system.

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What is claimed is:

1. A wearable seat system, comprising:

a garment, said garment having a front and a rear disposed opposite said front, said rear having an interior surface disposed to face the wearer thereof and an exterior surface disposed opposite said interior surface;
a hinge member, said hinge member defining a first non-rigid substrate having a front edge and a back edge disposed opposite said front edge, one of said edges being connected to said rear of said garment;
a seat member connected to the other of said edges of said hinge member, said seat member including a seat casing and a cushion, said seat casing defining a hollow non-rigid body defining a cushion compartment therein, said seat casing defining a top, a bottom disposed opposite said top, and a peripheral border extending between said top and said…

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They Invented What? (No. 67)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 5, 2018

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U.S. Pat. No. 5,498,162: Method for demonstrating a lifting technique. 

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What is claimed is:

1. A process for demonstrating a lifting technique to a person, the process comprising the steps of:

providing a substantially rectangular box in a first stationary position on a ground surface, the box having an internal storage area means for receiving a plurality of weights therein, the internal storage area means formed by a top wall, a bottom wall, a front wall, a back wall, and first and second opposed side walls, the first and second side walls each having handles thereon adjacent the top wall, the bottom wall contacting the ground surface in the first stationary position, the bottom wall being movable to provide access to the internal storage area means;
inserting at least one weight into the internal storage area means, wherein the internal storage area means receives said plurality of weights therein…

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