Soda Fountain Patent

Patent of the Week: Soda Fountain

Samuel Fahnestock was granted a patent for the first soda fountain on April 23, 1819. MINERAL WATER APPARATUS, U.S. Patent No. X3,096. While soda fountains have given way to bottled and canned soda,...


iPhone Patent

Patent of the Week: Multi-Functional Hand-Held Device (iPhone)

January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs, the late founder and CEO of Apple Inc., unveiled the iPhone (Multi-Functional Hand-Held Device US 2006/0197753) at the Macworld convention in San Francisco. Jobs said this...


Mistletoe Headband Patent

Patent of the Week: Mistletoe Supporting Headband

Mistletoe, a parasitic plant that thrives off the healthy plants it attaches itself to, is a plant that has been associated with Christmas for hundreds of years. The plant was used by many ancient...


Traffic Light Patent

Patent of the Week: Traffic Signal

Today in 1923 Garrett Morgan was granted the patent for “Traffic Signal” U.S. Patent No. 1,475,024. Morgan, a hard worker with an entrepreneurial spirit got his first job at the age of 14.  He...


Dough Package Patent

Patent of the Week: Dough Package

Thanksgiving is almost here and for many what they will bring or have to eat is a big part of the day. For most, the turkey tends to be the main focus of the meal but, for others, it is all about the...


Windshield Wiper Patent

Today in History Mary Anderson was Granted Patent for Windshield Wiper

On this day in 1903, Mary Anderson was granted a patent for a WINDOW CLEANING DEVICE (U.S. Patent No. 743,801), the first windshield wiper. Anderson got the idea for the wiper when she was riding on a...


Electrical Heating Garment Patent

Patent of the Week: Electrically Heated Garment

With winter on the horizon it is hard not to think about the cold temperatures that will soon be here. There have been many inventions to ward off the cold but the ELECTRICALLY HEATED GARMENT (U.S....


Bat Patent

Halloween Patent: Bat-Like Decorative Object

This BAT-LIKE DECORATIVE OBJECT, U.S. Patent No. 5,285,898, was granted on February 15, 1994. Bats are a Halloween staple and this one is sure to add a little fright to the night. It is described as a...


Halloween Board Game Patent

Halloween Patent: Halloween Board Game

Going out on Halloween is not for everyone, younger kids may scare easily, some may be too old to trick-or-treat, or the weather may be nasty. The HALLOWEEN BOARD GAME. U.S. Patent No. 5,662,328 is...


Pumpkin Patent

Halloween Patent: Combination Lighting Device

Robert S. Blake was granted a patent for a COMBINATION LIGHTING DEVICE. U.S. Patent No. 6,428,178. This Halloween device can use either a necklace or a necktie to display lights on the outside and...


Rake Patent

Patent of the Week: Rakes

Suiter Swantz IP takes a look back at past inventions and inventors with our Patent of the Week.  We are in the heart of fall, pumpkins, cooler weather, and changing leaves, these are just a few of...


Caramel Apple Machine Patent

Patent of the Week: Caramel Apple Machinery

Suiter Swantz IP takes a look back at past inventions and inventors with our Patent of the Week.  This week we look at a fall favorite, caramel apples. Caramel apples were created as an experiment...