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They Invented What? (No. 130)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 23, 2020

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,060,700: Microwave oven with removable storage cassette in dashboard of motor vehicle.

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What is claimed is:

1. A microwave oven adapted for use within a motor vehicle dashboard area, said oven comprising a cavity wherein foods and beverages are heated by a microwave generating magnetron powered directly or indirectly by power source means, said microwave oven being configured within the dashboard area of said motor vehicle, said cavity accommodating a removable storage cassette, means electrically connected to said power source means and said magnetron for preventing said magnetron from receiving electrical power when the storage cassette is inside said cavity, said microwave oven having a door.

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They Invented What? (No. 129)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 18, 2020

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U.S. Pat. No.6,926,629:  Attachment for blade of hockey stick.

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BACKGROUND:

A hockey stick is a structure that can hit an object, such as a hockey puck, with great force, with great control, and over a relatively great distance. For example, when hit by a hockey stick, a hockey puck can fly from one end to another end of a hockey rink at 100 mph or more precisely into a desired corner of the net.

Yard waste often includes undesirable refuse such as rotten hornet-infested crab apples and dog waste. Such refuse is undesirable for a number of reasons, including the consistency of the refuse such as its relative hardness or softness and the odor given off by the refuse. If the waste is being picked up by an apparatus, the apparatus may not have features permitting one to fling the waste to a desired spot such as a…

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Presenting “Patently Good Ideas: IP For Business & Entrepreneurs” to the Urban League of Greater Cleveland – February 19, 2020.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 18, 2020

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Presenting “Patently Good Ideas: IP For Business & Entrepreneurs” to the Urban League of Greater Cleveland – February 19, 2020.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 17, 2020

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Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Businesses & Entrepreneurs

WHEN: Feb, 19 2020, Wed 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

WHERE: Ohio SBDC at Cleveland Urban League The Urban League of Greater Cleveland
1st Floor Classroom

TOPIC: Intellectual Property

Ever wonder what the difference is between trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents? Join us as Jake Ward discusses the various types of intellectual property and what you can do to protect your business.

SPEAKER(S): Jacob M. Ward of Ward Law Office, Registered Patent Attorney

FEE: No Cost

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Phone: 216-812-3162

Email: sbdcinfo@ulcleveland.org

Presenting “You Don’t Need a Patent If…” at the Detroit Public Library in Detroit, MI – March 14, 2020

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 15, 2020

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Inventor’s Meet & Greet

by Detroit Public Library

Date and Time

Sat, March 14, 2020

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

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Location

Main | Detroit Public Library

5201 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI 48202

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Description

Join us for coffee, snacks and conversation with other inventors and invention professionals. This will be followed by a presentation and discussion on patents, product development or marketing. Open to inventors of all ages. Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.

Jacob Ward, Registered Patent Attorney, Ward Law Office LLC, will present ‘You Don’t Need a Patent If…’. He will take you through the steps of how and when to get a patent, or how to tell if you don’t need one at all. Come, join us, and bring your questions!

This event is free and open to the public. To register, or for more information, visit the Detroit Public Library’s Eventbrite website.

They Invented What? (No. 224)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 14, 2020

JW Note: Wishing our readers a Happy Valentine’s Day 2020!

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U.S. Patent No. 6,473,908:Garment having a buttocks cleavage revealing feature.

JW Note:  Wishing our readers a Happy Valentine’s Day 2013!

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Having fully described the invention in such clear and concise terms as to enable those skilled in the art to understand and practice the same, the invention claimed is:

1. Apparatus comprising: a garment having a buttocks covering portion; and a buttocks cleavage-revealing portion disposed at the buttocks covering portion for revealing an upper portion of a cleavage of a buttocks, the buttocks cleavage revealing portion comprises an opening extending a distance sufficient to reveal only the upper portion of the cleavage.

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They Invented What? (No. 128)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 14, 2020

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U.S. Pat. No. 5,182,857:  Shaving apparatus.

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What is claimed is:

1. A shaving apparatus comprising a housing (10) and a shear plate (11) with a hair entry slot (24) wherein inside the housing (10) there is provided a device (12) for generating a laser beam (13) which acts as a cutting means and which impinges on the inner side of the shear plate (11) in the proximity of the entry slot (24) where it acts upon and severs the hair, said laser beam (13) impinging on said shear plate (11) and being reflected along the entry slot (24) in a reflecting zone of incidence (23) on the shear plate (11).

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They Invented What? (No. 127)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on January 28, 2020

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,650,315:  Mouse device with a built-in printer.

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What is claimed is:

1. A mouse device for use as an input device of a computer, said mouse device comprising: a housing in which recording paper is loadable; and a printer unit provided within the housing for printing on the recording paper print information received from the computer; wherein said printer unit comprises: a paper loading section in which the recording paper is loaded; feeding means for feeding the recording paper loaded in the loading section; a print head for printing on the recording paper fed by said feeding means; and a discharge port through which the recording paper is discharged by said feeding means out of the housing after printing by said print head.

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